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It my seem strange to anyone who has followed the debate over the causes of the 2008 housing bubble collapse and the resulting financial crisis that triggered the "Great Recession," but it took ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 165 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 08:42 AM PDT with 266 Recommends
Can they help to fix Wall Street? New rules proposed today by commissioners in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The draft ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:32 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
As we saw in Seattle the previous night at the #RentControl town hall hosted by two members of the City Council there , there can hardly be a more pressing issue than one effecting the three basic ...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:46 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Damn you, Barack Obama! McDonald's will be closing no less than 900 restaurants this year. The news comes after the Golden Arches ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 328 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 11:03 AM PDT with 113 Recommends
Judge Baxter, hyperbolic and wrong headed The Atlanta cheating scandal involves star teachers and principals working to ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:59 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
This is a piece of investigative journalism by Reuters' Charles Levinson that the Banking industry and the SEC would ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 06:04 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
Crisis The Lancet Psychiatry has published a study saying that approximately 45,000 deaths by suicide, ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 09:41 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Just to close the loop on a farce I've written about a couple of times recently ( here and here ), please try not to be too impressed by the optics of the publicly announced $1.37 billion fine ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 08:02 AM PST with 8 Recommends
From the time Congress established the Bank of North America in 1781 up to the Great Depression, America's financial system lasted no more than about 20 to 30 years without crashing. FDR's New Deal, ...
by ruby red shoes
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 11:00 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Remember that ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 11:27 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The Bailout Barons of Wall Street have found a new way to package and sell rancid securities and lay the groundwork for another subprime debacle, exploiting the poorest, most vulnerable Americans by ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 157 comments on Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 03:08 PM PST with 185 Recommends
Community members protest at OneWest Bank HQ's after a FOIA request revealed the bank has received $1 billion from the FDIC, with another $1.4 billion expected to be paid before 2019. Dear Mr. Soros:
by Pgonzalez
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 01:26 PM PST with 1 Recommend
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Democrats Revolt Against 'Wall Street ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 05:51 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Keep a close eye on what savings you have left. The financial honchos have plans for your money. Ellen Brown, who writes at The Web of Debt is the only blogger that I am aware of who writes about ...
by psychomax
Comment Count 374 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 03:27 PM PST with 299 Recommends
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a ...
by Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 179 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 08:07 AM PST with 408 Recommends
The ancient Scythian philosopher, Anacharsis, was reported to have remarked cynically that “Law’s are like spiders web; they hold the weak and delicate who are caught in their meshes, but are ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Bankster News I got excited the other day when I read that finally some of those responsible for the financial crisis might be brought to justice. Now that the election is over, surely we will ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 134 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 05:13 PM PST with 187 Recommends
In 1997, a document was declassified. It was called the KUBARK Counterintelligence Manual and was seen as a blueprint for the CIA's "interrogation" skills dating all the way back to the 1960s. In ...
by GenerationExtant
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 01:32 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
We just found out that a task force of state and federal prosecutors reached a settlement of $16.65 billion –that is a B–with Bank of America for their role ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2014 at 08:16 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
In 2008, the U.S. Treasury committed 245 billion in taxpayer dollars to stabilize America’s banking institutions. Banks that were once “too big to fail” have only grown bigger. Was size ...
by ForeignPolicy
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 02:39 PM PDT with 7 Recommends