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Entries by John Fullerton from 08/2011

Only One Notch, S&P?

| Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

Apparently, neither Tim Geithner, nor even Warren Buffett, can remain objective in the face of a downgrade.

Why We Need a Financial Transactions Tax

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Business

The truth is simple: A modest financial transactions tax of less than 1 percent would serve as a remarkably efficient tool to achieve needed reform.

The Freedom of Martin Luther King Jr.

| Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

Dr. King spoke of two types of freedom -- one from "chains of discrimination" and one from "a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity." Somehow his first message has been taken to heart while his second has been forgotten.