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Little known fact: I have a degree in economics. I went to one of the top three economics schools in the country, and graduated with honors. Caveat: The area I studied was WAY academic. Rather ...
by RenaRF
Comment Count 1715 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM PDT with 1693 Recommends
Cross-posted at Facing South -- your source for news, politics and trends in the changing South. This in-depth report follows up ...
by ProgressiveSouth
Comment Count 364 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 11:49 AM PDT with 1529 Recommends
The singular feature of the great crash of 1929 was that the worst continued to worsen. What looked one day like the end proved on the next day to have been only the beginning. Nothing ...
by billmon
Comment Count 770 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 10:48 PM PDT with 1267 Recommends
There has only, at the time of my composing this diary, been one post mentioning Bernie Sanders and his Op-ed concerning the proposed Treasury bailout, published on Friday. Senator Bernie Sanders ...
by WattleBreakfast
Comment Count 509 comments on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 04:28 PM PDT with 1267 Recommends
If there's one thing Democrats are good at, it's snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. 2006 was a welcome change from that pattern, but Democrats are poised to revert to form by unwittingly ...
by thereisnospoon
Comment Count 536 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 06:35 AM PDT with 1225 Recommends
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! After a year of yawning losses at the company, employees ...
by Buffalo Girl
Comment Count 868 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 12:04 PM PST with 1206 Recommends
They need to get Joe Biden or somebody who can speak with anger on the TV on Sunday night, in Detroit in front of a bunch of UAW members, and have them say something like this: When those 35 ...
by cjallen
Comment Count 711 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 10:27 AM PST with 1164 Recommends
I am quite aware the theater is on fire, but everyone seems to be running towards a locked exit. I will keep screaming and pointing towards the open door to the left, but for now let me show you the ...
by Letters to the Fathers
Comment Count 547 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 10:46 PM PDT with 1158 Recommends
Let us speak of rights and reason. Of rights we have to begin from the final humiliation against a free ...
by Stirling Newberry
Comment Count 369 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 09:45 AM PDT with 1137 Recommends
First of all, I want to thank everybody involved in getting my "Action Alert" diary yesterday rescued from obscurity to land on the Rec list 3 1/2 hours after posting. In the last 24 ...
by New Deal democrat
Comment Count 725 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 09:16 AM PDT with 1136 Recommends
Friends, The richest 400 Americans -- that's right, just four hundred people -- own MORE than the bottom 150 million Americans combined.
by Michael Moore
Comment Count 604 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 01:43 PM PDT with 1124 Recommends
While browsing the comments on another financial-crisis related story on Dkos, I saw a video of Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) deliver a fiery speech in which she absolutely tears Wall Street and the ...
by gsadamb
Comment Count 296 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 11:34 AM PDT with 1063 Recommends
Here is what Lessig and Trippi just posted at The Huffington Post , pivoting off of some amazing journalism today: You can't make this stuff up. Breaking news ...
by AdamGreen
Comment Count 435 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 04:20 PM PST with 1050 Recommends
In a rally today in Charlotte, Barack Obama laid out his thoughts on the bailout. His support for the bailout was not unconditional. This, of course, is a great thing. It'd be much harder to get ...
by gsadamb
Comment Count 705 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 11:11 AM PDT with 999 Recommends
As every smart crook knows (as well as anyone who watches enough movies), if you want to commit a crime, the first thing you want to do is create a distraction. An explosion here, a car wreck there,
by Inky99
Comment Count 730 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 11:46 PM PDT with 993 Recommends
This will be a shorter diary than I normally write and will be one of the few I ever write that isn't about politics. Because I firmly believe that whether or not you support this bailout bill ...
by dansac
Comment Count 1032 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2008 at 07:32 AM PDT with 991 Recommends
Friends, I drive an American car. It's a Chrysler. That's not an endorsement. It's more like a cry for pity. And now for a decades-old story, retold ad infinitum by tens of millions of Americans,
by Michael Moore
Comment Count 895 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 04:54 AM PST with 966 Recommends
Exciting news folks. It looks as look the progressive caucus in the house burned the midnight oil and came up with a far superior plan than the one being pushed by Bush, Paulson and tinkered with ...
by gaspare
Comment Count 707 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 11:33 AM PDT with 958 Recommends
Friends, I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know. ...
by Michael Moore
Comment Count 587 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 03:26 AM PST with 928 Recommends
The administration admits they are railroading congress, again. White House Dispatches Team to Push ...
by lgcap
Comment Count 530 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 09:54 AM PDT with 920 Recommends