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ARTICLES BY Chip Filson

By Chip Filson | Feb. 8, 2021

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

By Chip Filson | March 18, 2019

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.

By Chip Filson | March 7, 2019

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

By Chip Filson | Feb. 5, 2019

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.

By Chip Filson | Jan. 25, 2019

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.

By Chip Filson | July 19, 2018

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

By Chip Filson | July 3, 2018

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

By Chip Filson | May 16, 2018

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

By Chip Filson | Feb. 27, 2018

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

By Chip Filson | Feb. 19, 2018

The NCUA board touts its payback to credit unions, but soaring reserves hide a different story.