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Entries by Zach Carter from 05/2010

J.P. Morgan Still Hates the Economy

| Posted 05.04.2010 | Business

J.P. Morgan's Chief Economist James Glassman recently indulged in a vaguely worded assault on financial reform, arguing that Congress is about to ruin the economy by cracking down on Wall Street. Don't believe a word of it.

Congress Goes to Bat for Wall Street

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Business

No matter what else is ultimately enacted in the name of Wall Street reform, Congress decided last night that it will not confront the single greatest problem in the U.S. economy: Too Big To Fail.

What's Still Worth Fighting for on Wall Street Reform?

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Business

The most important fight from here on out is protecting the surviving elements of the derivatives bill crafted by Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Lincoln's bill would force big banks who deal derivatives to spin off those operations into separate companies.

Tom Carper Is Attacking Consumers and Defending Wall Street

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Business

There are two consumer protection amendments getting serious attention on the Senate floor this week, one of them positive, one of them incredibly destructive -- the kind of amendment that can actually sink the bill if adopted.

In Defense of the Volcker Rule

| Posted 05.18.2010 | Business

Some version of Wall Street reform is going to pass the Senate this week, but before it does, there are still three crucial battles to be waged, all of which would significantly change the way Wall Street does business.

Chris Dodd, Phil Gramm, and the Legacy of a Statesman

| Posted 05.19.2010 | Business

In the past 24 hours, Dodd appears to have been going to bat for Wall Street, not out of concern for any greater political good, but exclusively for the purpose of padding the profits of big banks.

Six Key Fights for Wall Street Reform's Next Phase

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Business

Thursday night's passage of Wall Street reform is an event to be celebrated, but several key issues remain in play as the House and Senate iron out differences between their respective versions of the legislation.

Scaling Back Our Bloated Financial Sector

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Business

Individual oversized banks are not the only problem Big Finance poses to the economy -- the overall sector is much too large.