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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

Trump, Hillary Haters Take a Hard Look at the Constitution Party

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Speaking in a southern drawl from Memphis, Tennessee, Darryll Castle, Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party answered my questions.

Derivatives: Good for Risk Mitigation and Growth

Ross DeVol | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Ross DeVol

As volatility in equity markets this year demonstrate, the world continues to be a risky place.

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...

Learning about Price Action Trading (Pt 1)

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Market conditions constantly change, and the optimal way of profiting from those market conditions, and specifically what products to trade, is again a constantly shifting and changing area.

Republicans Swore A Coded Oath To Wall Street During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

On Tuesday night, one Republican presidential hopeful after another lined up to offer coded oaths of fealty to Wall Street donors, pledging to empower...

Elizabeth Warren Warns Democrats Against Wall Street Defections

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday warned House Democrats to oppose a series of GOP-backed bills designed to roll back the 2010 D...

Bernie Sanders Has One Pro-Wall Street Vote

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Bernie Sanders' campaign message is built around a central theme -- wresting economic power away from Wall Street and returning it to working people. ...

Prediction: Hillary Will Bail Out Banks

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

On Monday, Hillary unveiled her economic agenda for strengthening the middle class. But looking at solutions like raising the minimum wage is only half the story. To evaluate the bigger picture, a review of Hillary's history with the banking industry is necessary.

If We Don't Fix the Banking House of Cards, It Will Fall on Us Again

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Anat Admati, who teaches finance and economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is co-author of The Bankers' New Clothes, a classic account of the problem of Too Big to Fail banks.

Zach Carter

Democrats Rail Against GOP Bill To Delay Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats Wednesday ripped a GOP bill to delay a key Wall Street reform, raising the stakes of what Republican leaders had...

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

Ellen Brown | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Ellen Brown

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

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...

Zach Carter

Democrats Revolt Against 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Deal To Prevent Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday raged against a government funding bill that would provide taxpayer subsidies to risky Wall Street derivatives tr...

3 Banking Regulations We Can't Let Republicans Take Away

Keith Mestrich | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Republicans have already signaled that one of their first priorities will be to repeal or cripple regulations that are supposed to keep our economy stable, protect Americans' money and jobs, and prevent Wall Street consumer fraud and abuse.

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

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...

New Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Take Deposits and Pensions

Ellen Brown | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Ellen Brown

Rather than reining in the massive and risky derivatives casino, the new rules prioritize the payment of banks' derivatives obligations to each other, ahead of everyone else.

Ben Walsh

Buick Dealership Offers A Free Car -- And A Lesson In The Derivatives Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

For two days only, your new Buick comes with what is essentially a weather derivatives contract.

A Matter of 'National Security' (and Beer)

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

Congress approved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in response to world financial calamity. Though delayed and diluted, the reform legislation has led to substantial improvements in consumer protections such as new requirements for regulation of swaps contracts.

'Liberators' -- a Talk With James Wesley, Rawles

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.

Bankrupt Gambling

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

The bank gambling trade association and its regulators are giving each other high-fives over an agreement that supposedly makes it easier to bail out a failed mega-bank. Progress? If viewed from the vantage of an average taxpayer who finances bank bailouts, the progress is miniscule.

Millionaires We Can Love

Carine Fabius | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Carine Fabius

Back when I was 15 years old, I decided that television shows were insultingly stupid, and turned off the set for good. Maybe one laugh track too many...

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...