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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.

This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

No other nation in the developing world creates income inequality quite like us, and that's possibly hurting economic growth, probably hampering econo...

Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?

The Key Lesson From The Crash Of 1929 That Still Rings True Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Tuesday marks the 84th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. Despite the many decades that have passed, one ...

Hurricane Sandy and the Human Cost of Utility Deregulation

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy offers us an opportunity to start fixing the country's utility crisis. This will only happen, however, if Americans demands accountability from the large companies that too often are putting their own profits before the public good.

Gresham's Law: How Bad Info Beat Good, Made Fox and Rush Rich, and Ruined the GOP

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Spencer Critchley

Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the drama surrounding a government shutdown abates, the House of Representatives expects to take up legislation to expand taxpayer ...

Consensus on Census: America's Stuck in Reverse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We are one of the world's wealthiest democracies, and yet the people who make up the fabric of our population -- who serve our food, stock our warehouses, and take care of our loved ones -- barely make enough to survive.

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Today, much of the "strength, prosperity and well-being" of our hard labor is being siphoned into the coffers of Wall Street. Perhaps, in honor of our labor we should remind ourselves how we are being robbed blind.

Revisiting 'Resisting Republican Excess'

David Coates | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
David Coates

It is time, surely, for those of us who want to see important things done in Washington D.C. and in state capitals like Raleigh, North Carolina -- who want Washington and Raleigh to succeed -- to unite together to minimize the impact in both cities of those who want government to fail.

There's Something About Larry (Summers)

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Little about Washington surprises me, but one thing I could not figure out is why President Obama wants Larry Summers as Fed Chair when Summers is the worst possible candidate for the job, except maybe for Alan Greenspan?

Zach Carter

Warren Pushes Back On Insurance Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday approved new bipartisan legislation to deregulate the insurance indu...

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

Why Democrats Can't Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

All these men are honorable. None has broken any law. But they and their ilk in congress -- the Democrats who are now rolling back Dodd-Frank -- don't seem to appreciate the extent to which Wall Street has harmed, and continues to harm, America.

GOP 'Cost-Benefit' Bill Benefits Wall Street and Costs Americans

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Republicans again have it all wrong as they bring to the House floor the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act, or the so-called SEC "cost-benefit" bill. The bill seeks to not only undo Dodd-Frank, but all financial market regulation past, present, and future.

Our Very Own West, Texas

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On April 25 -- Thursday evening -- American icon and humble hero George W. Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity as he reen...

Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Islamophobia: Fear in Perspective

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

We've heard it everywhere, on every station, every major news outlet, and every talk radio show: Islamophobia is alive and well in the United States.

George W. Bush: A Disastrous President

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Bush presidency was a disastrous presidency which caused a range catastrophies including the Iraq war, the budget deficit, and the financial crash.

An Agenda for Regulatory Reform: Think Big (and Small)

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Poorly thought-out government regulations can do tremendous harm. To date, the Republican Party's efforts against them have been heavy on bluster and light on action. By thinking bigger and thinking smaller, however, there's a good chance that the GOP could move forward with real regulatory reform.

Crackpot Realism and the Education of David Stockman

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The cultural hegemony of the moneyed classes enables them to use the mass media and elite institutions as a transmission belt for these economic ideas.