Drink With Consumerist In DC

Drink With Consumerist In DC

Ben and Meg have finished their interview with Austan Goolsbee and we are now heading to Recessions to drink cheap beers in big mugs. Come join us! (Photo: Jeremy Brooks)

Get Informed About Credit Card Reform

Get Informed About Credit Card Reform

As we prepare to talk credit card reform with the Obama folks, we want to make sure you’re all able to follow along at home. Inside, we present a cornucopia of fact sheets, charts, and links about the fight for credit card reform.

Austan Goolsbee Confirmed For Consumerist Interview

Austan Goolsbee Confirmed For Consumerist Interview

We’ve got the senior policy guy we’re interviewing on Thursday in DC about credit card reform confirmed, it will be Austan Goolsbee, senior economic adviser to Obama. We’ll be shooting it in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House. This should make for a good interview! Besides lengthy academic credentials in business and behavioral economics, Goolsbee often acts as Obama’s surrogate, is an extemporaneous debate champ, Skull & Bones member, and from Chi-town, so Meg can rap with him about sport peppers.

Send Us Your Credit Card Questions So We Can Ask 'Em At The White House

Send Us Your Credit Card Questions So We Can Ask 'Em At The White House

Consumerist is going to the White House this week, and we need your help! Ben and Meg are hitting Washington to do an on-camera interview of a senior policy official in the Obama administration about the new credit card reforms and consumer protections getting pushed through Congress and what they mean for you. Besides our questions, we want to ask your questions about credit card reform, credit card companies, and present tales of credit card woe. Leave your queries in the comments, or send them to tips@consumerist.com, subject line “credit card reform.” If you want to submit your question by uploading a video to YouTube and sending in the link, that’d be swell because then we can splice them into our video.