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Entries by Robert Kuttner from 02/2012

Showdown for the Banks, Showtime for Obama

| Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

If the mortgage settlement turns out to be the final installment of relief for homeowners, it will be a colossal failure, both as economics and as justice.

Saving the Middle Class

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

The same diligent workers who earned decent wages a couple of generations ago are now working just as hard for a lot less. The fact is, American productivity has nearly doubled in a generation. The problem is that the fruits of that productivity have gone to the wrong people.

The Radical Center We Don't Need

| Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

A secretive independent party financed by hedge fund and private equity plutocrats is not only a blight on the democratic process. It could end up being a dangerous wild card in a momentous election.

The Volcker Rule: Return to Sender

| Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

Paul Volcker deserves better. In the hands of Tim Geithner's Treasury, the Rule named for Volcker supposedly limiting speculative mischief by government-guaranteed banks is fast becoming a cumbersome parody of itself.