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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
There is no innocence in electing those who pretend to be ignorant to win votes from those herded into non-thinking Gerrymandered districts -- and no stupidity in politicians reaping the reward, ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 07:02 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
We are today celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s Great Society, enacted for the most part from 1964-66, perhaps the greatest legislative achievement of any president since FDR ...
by PopularEconomics
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 01:34 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Back in the fall I had the unique pleasure of seeing Sen. Sanders speak at a local bookstore in a small group setting. There were no more than 40 people there, and he stayed for over an ...
by ESNH
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 06:35 AM PST with 4 Recommends
How soon we forget ... "Those who don't learn from History, are doomed to repeat it." [Those TARP Figures are current as of October 31, 2009. Click here ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 11:09 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Fortune is Time Inc.'s magazine of industry and business. Judging by its coverage and its advertisers, including the likes of Rolex and Maserati, the publication's subscribership is heavily ...
by rlegro
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Histories of global kleptocracy have yet to be written since especially in the financial capital sector, its history is written by and its sins hidden by the same parties and their ...
by annieli
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 02:35 PM PST with 23 Recommends
This is a "grabber" title for a review of Matt Taibbi's book, "Divide-American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap." For those who want more traditional reviews of this book, that I consider ...
by arodb
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Nobelist Paul Krugman has said history tells us it could take another world war, or similar mobilization effort to put everyone back to work and economic growth to return to historical levels from ...
by PopularEconomics
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 02:14 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Imagine if in 1944, while the US was still fighting WWll, its largest national crisis since the great depression, and after President Roosevelt's re-election with 53.4% of the vote, the Republicans ...
by John Q
Comment Count 151 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 03:17 PM PDT with 174 Recommends
If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit the Great Recession—which economists generally agree hit the United States in December 2007 and ended in June 2009 —wreaked havoc on the lives of ...
by BoxerDave
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 05:05 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
The pro-independence Scots say, "Don't worry about the currency, we can still use the British pound sterling. And if that falls through, we can probably use the euro." The pro-union Scots say, "The ...
by HeyMikey
Comment Count 80 comments on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 07:57 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The jobs recovered since the Wall Street blow-up and the Great Recession are much, much lower paying than the jobs destroyed by the Wall Street blow-up. Until and unless we address the roots of ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 08:02 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
This is Chapter 8 of Dan Riker's Let's Do What Works and Call it Capitalism. Chapter 8. The Reagan Legacy Lives On “(T)he parties to these kinds of contract are largely sophisticated financial ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 01:31 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Excerpt from my book Let's Do What Works and Call it Capitalism Chapter 5. The Second Progressive Period: Union Rights, WPA, Social Security WWII “I remember '29 very well. We had it made (...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Rising inequality is a permanent fixture of our economy. That bleak assessment of our economic landscape is one of the troubling conclusions of a new report by the United States Conference of ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 08:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Dear Wall Street, I don't know how to say this, so I'll just say it. We need to break up. I know that for nearly a century now people have been saying that we make a good couple, that what's good ...
by Curmudgeon76
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Excellent economist David Cay Johnston has just written a great article comparing inequality and the plight of working families coming out of the Great Depression to ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 05:29 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
The boogeyman of conservative fiscal policy is inflation: inflation that would devalue the dollar. Today's op-ed on deflation reminds us that devalued currency is just half the story of what ...
by Steve Love
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 04:49 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The Great Recession plunged untold numbers of former homeowners back into the ranks of those who rent. And as housing prices skyrocket, wages remain largely stagnant, and "lost" good jobs continue ...
by DaMadFiddler
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu May 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM PDT with 3 Recommends