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Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000

New York Times Lulls Public into False Sense of Derivatives Security

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

Let's think of derivatives like plutonium and the financial system as a nuclear power plant. By all means, use the fuel but never, ever forget its awe-inspiring capacity to wreak destruction.

"Gotcha" Legislation and Congressional Failures

Marilyn Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marilyn Barrett

Do the Congressional Rules and Procedures really permit major pieces of legislation to be slipped in for vote without the opportunity for members to review... the substance and effect of the legislation?