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We Need Policy -- Not Politics -- to Rebuild America

Posted August 27, 2010 | 16:10:06 (EST)

This week, House Republican Leader, John Boehner, called on President Obama to fire his economic team. As recovery wanes, dissatisfaction runs deep, but this public appeal seems more the initiate of a campaign for majority House Speaker than the proffer of solution to the financial downturn that plagues our nation....

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Dark Days Ahead

Posted July 12, 2010 | 17:50:41 (EST)

Last week, our nation celebrated its independence, but the liberties so carefully constructed by our founding fathers are threatened by the economic dangers that lie ahead. Freedom cannot thrive in a country so deeply divided. Most Americans believe government no longer works for them. Under every imaginable economic scenario, this...

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It's Not Easy Being Blue

Posted May 7, 2010 | 15:49:31 (EST)

At some point during our transition from manufacturing economy to financial service market, we set a taint on being blue; blue collar, that is. The foundation of our great nation has been built upon three basic building blocks: democracy, capitalism and industry. Those who worked on the manufacturing lines of...

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The Demystification of Wall Street Casinos

Posted April 27, 2010 | 16:22:30 (EST)

Eighteen months ago, I sounded the Clarion Call to America. My writings warned that use of derivatives by Wall Street had essentially transformed our financial institutions into gambling arenas, where inexperienced traders could place large bets hedging asset classes they little understood. On the eve of TARP fund allocations, I...

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Obama, Pay Your Dues

Posted January 31, 2010 | 21:16:11 (EST)

As a native New Yorker, I am forever tempted by dinner and show. Wednesday night, while neither wined nor dined, I was mesmerized by the President's performance. The Commander in Chief used the "theater of the address" in his State of the Union speech to launch his revival of Candidate...

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Unprecedented Anger in the Face of Economic Hardship and War

Posted January 4, 2010 | 16:12:04 (EST)

As we start this new decade, we face the dangers of an unprecedented anger embedded in our nation as well as in countries across the the world. It is a time when divides widen, factions combat and violence erupts. We try not to speak to subjects that spread fear and...

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'Tis the Season

Posted December 22, 2009 | 16:18:31 (EST)

It can be felt in the air and seen in the faces of those on the street. It is the Holiday Season, a time of charitable thoughts, unexpected giving and wishes come true. From Stockholm to Washington, even critical minds and sharp tongues have taken to more generous bent. The...

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Mr. Geithner -- Do You Hear Me Calling?

Posted November 30, 2009 | 10:42:48 (EST)

Dear Mr. Geithner,

I struggle to understand why you ignore my letters and calls?  I appreciate the depth and breadth of issues you face, decisions to make and responsibility to bear. Yet I came myriad times with well thought solutions to lending problems that plague our nation, built upon...

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History May Repeat Itself, But Never Exactly

Posted November 11, 2009 | 17:42:10 (EST)

Although the jobless rate in America surprisingly soared to 10.2% with the broader measure of underemployment reaching 17.5%, heights not witnessed since the Great Depression, economists and government maintain economic recovery has commenced and enhanced employment will follow its historic lag.

In order to predict the future, one must...

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A Year Later -- My Clarion Call to America Left Unanswered

Posted November 2, 2009 | 14:21:28 (EST)

One year ago, in response to a Treasury Plan to rescue large banks without mandate for lending, I rose defiantly from my comfort zone below the radar screen to speak my mind and deliver “truth” to America.  My fears, unfortunately since confirmed, was that Tarp-infused banks would use Treasury-injected capital...

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Obama's Small Business Plan: Recognition of the Problem is a Critical First Step, But Much More is Needed

Posted October 27, 2009 | 17:20:00 (EST)

The plan announced last week by President Obama to encourage lending to small businesses, in its recognition of the severity of the problem, is a noble first step. However, if we are truly committed to the salvation and revival of America’s small and mid-sized businesses and to saving and creating...

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Ending Joblessness in America

Posted October 24, 2009 | 19:11:39 (EST)

Although considered a woman of Wall Street, I have long seen the world from a perspective quite distinct. With over 73 companies, all of which we purchased on the precipice of destruction, and over 100,000 employees, I have a view and vision of this country that cannot be seen...

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