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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 05/2010

Harry and the Homeowners

| Posted 05.02.2010 | Business

The Obama administration has made several false starts at serious mortgage relief. But every single shift in the program has been hobbled by the same basic problem -- it is voluntary to the bankers.

Teachable Moments -- But Where's the Teacher-in-Chief?

| Posted 05.09.2010 | Politics

The Goldman Sachs fraud case, the BP oil blowout and the stock market going berserk each demonstrate why the private profit motive cannot be relied upon without some steering or harnessing mechanism by government.

The Week Wall Street Became Politically Radioactive

| Posted 05.16.2010 | Politics

The long sought grail of bipartisanship is finally with us -- and it is an emerging bipartisan consensus to cleanse the evils of high finance.

Get a Grip: Austerity Does Not Produce Prosperity

| Posted 05.23.2010 | Business

Austerity has suddenly become the universally prescribed cure for the fallout from the financial collapse. If widely adopted, it will prove worse than the disease.

BP and the Bankers

| Posted 05.31.2010 | Politics

What do the oil catastrophe and the Wall Street collapse have in common? In both cases, a powerful, politically protected industry invented something that could not easily be repaired when it broke.