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Michael W. Hudson
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Michael Hudson covers business and finance for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism organization. He previously worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and as an investigator for the Center for Responsible Lending. Hudson has also written for Forbes, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Mother Jones. His work has won many honors, including a George Polk Award for magazine reporting and a John Hancock Award for business journalism. He is the author of a new book, THE MONSTER: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America—and Spawned a Global Crisis.

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Alan Greenspan, Animal House and the Scandal That Never Ends

0 Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 4:08 PM

As I've tried to make sense of the Robo-Signing, Document-Backdating Foreclosure Scandal That Never Ends, a couple of things have popped in my head: Animal House and Alan Greenspan.

Stay with me here. Imagine Greenspan as Flounder, the callow freshman trying to pledge Delta House. The Delts...

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My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

0 Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 11:03 AM

Michael Hudson and Michael Hudson are often mistaken for each other. Along with sharing a name, they share an interest in the creative ways that some people help themselves to other people's money. Michael Hudson the economist is the author of such books as Super Imperialism. Michael...

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My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 2

0 Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 12:17 PM

Michael Hudson and Michael Hudson are often mistaken for each other. Along with sharing a name, they share an interest in the creative ways that some people help themselves to other people's money. Michael Hudson the economist is the author of such books as Super Imperialism. Michael...

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My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 1

0 Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 1:28 PM

Michael Hudson and Michael Hudson are often mistaken for each other. Along with sharing a name, they share an interest in the creative ways that some people help themselves to other people's money. Michael Hudson the economist -- author of such books as Super Imperialism -- teaches at...

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How Sex, Drugs, and Fraud Drove the Financial Crisis

0 Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 1:33 PM

So my new book, The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--and Spawned a Global Crisis, is now out and about. (Sorry for the long subtitle. Needed to be said.)

I wanted share some quotes from the book. They give the...

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16 Cents on the Dollar: Doing the Math on Angelo Mozilo's Big Settlement

0 Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 7:20 PM

In the end, Angelo Mozilo settled for pennies on the dollar.

The former Countrywide Financial Corp. chief agreed Friday to a settlement that requires him to pay 16 cents out of his own pocket for every dollar federal authorities claimed he had taken out of the company in ill-gotten...

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Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

0 Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 9:20 PM

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda. Hard-hitting reporting that delivers facts and context is still vital, whatever the medium -- print, radio, TV, cable access programming, Web publishers,...

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Boiler Rooms and Foreclosure Mills: A Brief History of America's Mortgage Industry

0 Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 4:02 PM

The news about the nation's foreclosure scandal has been coming fast and furious, fueled by tales of backdated documents, false affidavits and "rocket dockets" that push families into the street.

A former employee with one of the nation's largest lenders testifies that he...

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Good Night, and Good Ratings

0 Comments | Posted January 20, 2006 | 11:18 PM

George Clooney's big-screen retelling of broadcast journalism's finest moment got me thinking. Sure, things were bad back in the 1950s. Joe McCarthy's anti-communist crusade spread fear across the land. Network bigwigs fretted about antagonizing both soap-peddling advertisers and McCarthy's red-meat-eating admirers.

But as Clooney's new movie, "Good Night, and...

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