Chip Filson

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A Cooperative Community Park

Isolation in Los Alamos, NM, has prompted an alliance of local cooperatives to provide a gathering space for people craving connection.

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He Made Us All Better — Even Still Today

Callahan & Associates co-founder leaves a legacy larger than the sum of his considerable accomplishments. This is an ideal time to remember the Irishman’s defense of leadership for the greater good.

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The Return Of The Prodigal Fund

The regulator blames the victim while selling out credit union members when they need their credit unions most.

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The NCUA Spent $1.5 Billion Of Member Funds. Where’s The Transparency? Where’s The Accountability?

Salad and scotch isn’t the real issue at the regulator. The real issue is how it liquidated taxi medallion lenders and borrowers to top up its own budget with TCCUSF recoveries.

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The NCUA’s Taxi Medallion Vendetta Threatens All Credit Unions

The regulator’s war on concentration risk belies the reality that all credit unions have niches and concentrations, and it’s an excuse not to creatively seek workouts in the cooperative spirit.

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Looking Past The NCUA Pocket Change

Shiny coin of $736 million does little to disguise the regulator’s $21.7 billion error at the cost to America’s credit unions.

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Happy Inter-Dependence Day: How Credit Unions Make Us More Free

Profits aren’t un-American, but empowering economic freedom is the difference-maker in the credit union brand of patriotism.

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How The NCUA Cheated 100 Million Credit Union Members Out Of $3.1 Billion

The regulator kept the corporate crisis bailout money for itself, further undermining the pillars of the cooperative system. Does anybody care?

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White House Finalizing Remaining NCUA Board Appointment

For this April Fool’s Day, see what might happen if former SECU CEO Jim Blaine were to take a seat at the NCUA.

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The NCUSIF At Year-End: An $800 Million Surprise Raises Tough Questions

Huge new reserves for the NCUSIF appear as if from nowhere while credit unions get peanuts from the corporate credit union bailout.

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