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Zach Carter

House GOP Rams Through 2 New Deregulation Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pushed through two bills this week designed to undermine key environmental and financial regulations by jamming federa...

Michael McAuliff

House Tries To Stop All New Government Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a measure Tuesday to dramatically restrict the government's ability to enact any significant new regulations or safety ...

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Naomi Klein, Climate and Capitalism (Pt. 1)

John J. Berger | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Because of the dominance of free-market ideology in much of the world today, Naomi Klein admits that the full set of ideas and policies she spells out to fix the climate may seem outlandish. The role of her book, however, is to show why those ideas are necessary and to make them feasible.

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

How Austerity Economics Turned Europe Into the Hunger Games

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

A nasty strain of austerity capitalism has taken over Europe, leaving broken lives in its wake. Researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad consider how things got so bad, what role economists and misguided policy-makers have played, and how to change course.

Samantha Lachman

Conservatives Grudgingly Praise Warren, Pelosi For Opposing 'Wall Street Giveaway'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some conservatives have acknowledged that they have ideologically more in common than they would like to admit with Sen. Elizabeth Warre...

Are We the World's Most Anti-Worker Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Not only do we rank 26th in median wealth, we also are the most anti-employee country in the developed world. Actually, the two go together because rising inequality results from our pro-Wall Street and anti-worker policies.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

Zach Carter

Wall Street Demands Derivatives Deregulation In Government Shutdown Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street lobbyists are trying to secure taxpayer backing for many derivatives trades as part of budget talks to avert a government sh...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans emerged from the midterm elections with a Senate majority and their strongest House majority since Herbert Hoover's presiden...

Zach Carter

House Votes To Audit The Fed... And Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial ref...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Are Trying To Make Money Laundering A Lot Easier

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are agitating to dramatically curb federal bank regulators' ability to combat money laundering, calling for changes in...

Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

John Oliver Absolutely Destroys Dr. Oz

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy

When we look back a few years from now, this might be the moment we'll say the verb "Olivering" became a thing. Because Dr. Oz just got seriously "Oli...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

The House Financial Services Services Committee

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

The members of the committee should understand their primary service is to average Americans, not their donors.

Verizon New Jersey Local Service Increases, 1982-2014 -- 440 Percent

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Let us be clear. You pay a local service bill. It has charges on it that you must pay and you can't get service without it. If Verizon doesn't want to count these charges, then why shouldn't the customer have the right to not pay what's not being counted?

General Motors, Corporate Morality, and the Call for Less Regulation

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The mistake we make is to say "GM knew people were getting killed," when of course this is absolutely inaccurate. GM is a brand, a hood ornament, an institution. No, a group of human beings were responsible for this.

Regulating Regulations: New Rubio Proposal Flawed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is trying to stimulate a serious discussion about the cost of government regulation and its impact on our economy. But his proposal lacks common sense and should serve only as a starting point.

Let's Make Capitalism a Dirty Word

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Immediately upon entering adulthood, Americans are forced to compete for increasingly-scarce employment. The purpose of most employment isn't to create value for society or future generations, but to create profits for a scant few executives and shareholders.

Eugene Mulero

Senator Suggests 'Regulatory Holiday' For Critics Of Government Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

For those who say the government is overburdening businesses with regulations, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has a proposal. How about a "regul...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has d...

Airline Deregulation: A Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

David Morris | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Morris

If we take into account the remarkably degraded service, a modest reduction in price, and factor in the full costs to employees, customers and communities, any rational cost-benefit analysis must conclude that deregulation has been a failed experiment.

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.