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I strongly urge my fellow Kossacks to recommend this recent community post, from our OWS group, within the past hour: "[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/20/1084960/-Hope-And-Cave-SEC-and-CFTC-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Remember that financial crisis we had four some odd years ago - the one that brought America and the world economy to its knees - a crisis that so ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 145 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 09:32 AM PDT with 172 Recommends
Welcome to a new course at Daily Kos, Corruption 101. First up: how regulatory capture can help you corrupt a system in 10 easy steps. Step 1: The Outcry Wait until there is such ...
by bruh1
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 08:16 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
( 6:10PM E.S.T./BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: See bottom of this post for more info.) So, I’m looking over Thursday’s online edition of the NY Times over the past couple of hours and I checkout ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 128 comments on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:43 AM PDT with 245 Recommends
Prior to reading the Naked Capitalism blog this past hour, where (thanks to [http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/07/defining-deviancy-away-how-the-justice-department-adopted-see-no-evil-approach-to-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 120 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 02:58 AM PDT with 231 Recommends
The headline of this post is a reference to the final sentence in an editorial in Tuesday’s NY Times, entitled: “[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/opinion/14tue1.html Nearly a Year After Dodd-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 244 comments on Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 08:01 AM PDT with 331 Recommends
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 08:30 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
As the deeply-captured souls on Capitol Hill negotiate away what little substance remains in Dodd-Frank financial reform, we now hear of a bipartisan consensus being reached concerning a right-of-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM PDT with 101 Recommends
As I (and many others) have noted on numerous occasions of late, the shallow notion that everything philosophical and ideological that occurs inside the Beltway is categorized as either "red" or "...
by bobswern
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Apr 22, 2011 at 02:07 AM PDT with 269 Recommends
(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard) A ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 01:00 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Charles Blow has another outstanding op-ed column in Saturday's NY Times, entitled: "[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/16/opinion/16blow.html The Pirates of Capitol Hill]." I'll get to it in a moment, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Apr 16, 2011 at 02:07 AM PDT with 179 Recommends
Diablo Canyon Nuclear ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 116 comments on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 07:50 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
In "[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/opinion/18krugman.html The Forgotten Millions]," in Friday's NY Times, Paul Krugman notes the second of two inconvenient, bipartisan facts that he's pointed ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 183 comments on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM PDT with 258 Recommends
Let me get this right. According to the lead story in tomorrow's NY Times, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/business/economy/21bankruptcy.html Path Is Sought for States to Escape Debt Burdens]," ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 431 comments on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 11:05 PM PST with 328 Recommends
If you're following the economy (it'll still be here the day-after-the-day-after [http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/30/saturday-night-forecast-update-calm-before-the-storm/ the eleven-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 190 comments on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 11:53 PM PDT with 235 Recommends
Late on Friday, Elizabeth Warren made some extremely (IMHO) brief-but-ominous comments regarding the future of her Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at an [http://www.fednews.com/transcript.
by bobswern
Comment Count 563 comments on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 02:15 AM PDT with 324 Recommends
It's all there in Friday's NY Times. The lede atop today's business section of the gray lady tells us: "[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/business/15bank.html Mortgage Mess May Cost Big Banks ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 1146 comments on Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 11:10 PM PDT with 632 Recommends
( UPDATE: Author, MIT economist and former International Monetary Fund, "IMF," Chief Economist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Johnson_(economist) Simon Johnson], over at his [http://...
by bobswern
Comment Count 567 comments on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 08:58 PM PDT with 575 Recommends
I have a question: We've all been hearing about the ‘regulatory capture’ of the regulatory arms of government left over from the ravages of Bush years, (starting from the Reagan years, ...
by FarWestGirl
Comment Count 102 comments on Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 04:10 AM PDT with 68 Recommends
If you've been following the AIG-Goldman Sachs travesty over the past 20+ months, then you know it's already on the top-10 list of "Greatest Conflicts of Interest of All Time." Indeed, IMHO, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 07:59 AM PDT with 54 Recommends