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WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Wants To Weaken Wall Street Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) spoke to HuffPost Live on Wednesday to defend his new bill that would weaken regulations on some financial deri...

Reverse the Policies that Are Destroying the Middle Class

Allan Brawley | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Allan Brawley

In their latest book, The Betrayal of the American Dream, Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele present a compelling case that America's middle class is in danger of extinction unless our government reverses course on major policies it has pursued over the last four decades.

The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

I suppose that he can't be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

Crony Capitalism's Power Couple

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Where is Phil Gramm hiding? The former Republican senator from Texas has not been heard from since his bank got nailed by the G-men. Or, as the Times put it, UBS now has the distinction of being "the first big global bank in more than two decades to have a subsidiary plead guilty to fraud."

A Sign That Obama Will Repeat Economic Mistakes

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Please don't tell me that these reports in the business press touting Sallie Krawcheck as a front-runner for chairman of the SEC or even a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary are true.

Romney, Change? "From the People Who Brought You Economic Collapse and Iraq"

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Romney and the Republicans take over, not only will Medicare's guarantee be gone -- forever -- but we will experience the same financial, housing and general economic collapse as we did under George W Bush.

Deregulation For Businesses and the Election

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to...

'Internet Freedom'? AT&T's Verbal Jujitsu to Close Down Telecommunications in America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Internet Freedom in this case is actually freedom for AT&T and the other phone companies, not freedom for those who actually use telecommunications or even Internet services.

The Great Deregulator

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama has followed the examples of Summers and Geithner instead of those of Warren and Harris, and that is what has made the election a tossup as voters continue to suffer in an economy that Democrats as well as Republicans wrecked.

Reagan-Appointed Judge: Deregulation Movement Made 'A Fundamental Mistake'

Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Apparently the financial crisis was a big enough disaster to convince even some of the firmest deregulation advocates that they were wrong. Federa...

Taxing and Spending: A Conservative Challenge and a Liberal Response

Alan Krinsky | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

After all, governments are made up of individuals, and how could these individuals have a better incentive than I do to spend my (hard-earned) money? Indeed, they have much less at stake, much less incentive not to squander this money.

Effective Regulation and Sustainable Economic Growth

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

It's true that regulation costs money, and some short-sighted business leaders seem to have a reflex that causes them to oppose regulation whenever it is proposed. On the other hand, it's also true that lawlessness and an absence of rules can be quite expensive.

Full Employment Needs To Be A National Priority Once Again

Allan Brawley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

A new book by an award-winning journalist, Timothy Noah, draws on a broad range of social science research to illuminate the magnitude and causes of the growing income disparity between the most affluent segment of American society and everyone else.

Zach Carter

Wall Street 'Cash Committee', In Congress To Lose Hardest Hitting Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the toughest questions for JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon during Tuesday's House Financial Services Committee hearing came from ...

Cutting Regulations Is Not the Top Priority for Small Businesses

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

Small businesses like mine need regulations to balance our interests against those of powerful special interests -- and there is nothing naive about that.

I Challenge Verizon to a Public Debate: Piano Optional

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

While the executive director for corporate communications at Verizon claims that I've been doing variations on a theme, it would seem that I've been creating whole symphonies of new findings.

Broadband Wars: The Battle for New Jersey Has Begun

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The battle for America's entire communications future is playing out this week in two small towns in New Jersey.

Why Is Romney So Casual About the JPMorgan Chase $3 Billion Loss?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Why place our bets on Romney when his election may open the door to a return of the days of excessive risk taking and taxpayer funded bailouts? Why spin the wheel again arguing that this time Wall Street will bet correctly?

Biden On What Wealthy Americans Need Like 'Another Hole In Their Head'

AP | By MARK S. SMITH | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says the latest job numbers show an economy still struggling to recover, but not one where hiring suddenly has ...

Dave Jamieson

White House Caves On Controversial Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing political pressure from Republicans and farming groups, the White House has decided to scrap rules proposed last year that would ...

The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists

William K. Black | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
William K. Black

The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups" Act, the comically forced effort to create a catchy acronym, is the most cynical bill to emerge from a cynical Congress and administration. It is an exemplar of why congressional approval ratings are well below those of used car dealers. The JOBS Act is something only a financial scavenger could love. It will create a fraud-friendly and fraud-enhancing environment. It will add to the unprecedented level of financial fraud by our most elite CEOs that has devastated the U.S. and European economies and cost over 20 million people their jobs. Financial fraud is a prime jobs killer.

Wall Street Wastes $280 Billion A Year: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Wall Street seems to have learned a neat trick: how to make more money while producing less. Between 1980 and 2010, the U.S. financial industry nea...

What Does It Mean that the Public Supports Specific Types of Regulation, But Questions 'Regulation' in General?

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Sidney Shapiro

It may be, as cynics are likely to point out, that you can't underestimate the power of the American people to hold two contradictory ideas at once.

The Economist Recycles Old Right-Wing Ideas to Gut Public Protections

Rena Steinzor | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Rena Steinzor

The fundamental challenge for The Economist is squaring its anti-regulatory critique with its admission that “most” of today’s regulations have monetized benefits exceeding costs. The magazine likes that, after all. So where’s the problem?

"Job-Killing Regulations and Rhetoric"? So, Why Is Oil Industry Employment at Record Highs?

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

To drill-baby-drill down on the actual data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows, U.S. employment in the oil and gas industry has reached record highs despite regulations.