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Economic Collapse

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Rise And Fall Of Pan Am And The Traumatic Impact On Its Employees

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Fasten your seatbelts: in this three-part series, I'm going to tell you the story of the rise and fall of Pan Am, and perhaps you will benefit from hearing about the painful impact of the fall on its employees and how we survived this trauma.

Major Loopholes In Derivatives Bill (For Now)

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to weeks of intense pressure from Wall Street banks and their customers in corporate America, the bill that was approved on Thursday by Rep. Ba...

The Approaching Muni Bond Collapse

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

Monoline insurance companies got greedy and wanted a piece of the sub-prime action. They started backing sub-prime mortgage-backed securities. Soon the mortgages blew up.

Time for Economic Polluters to Pay Up? Tobin or not Tobin...

Sony Kapoor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sony Kapoor

The financial crisis, the biggest in living memory, has tilted the political and financial landscape in a direction that makes Tobin Taxes not just more desirable but also much easier to implement.

The Case For More Stimulus: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The consensus among economists is that the recession is over, and, technically, the herd is probably right. Corporate profitability has been boosted b...

Our Recession Vs. The Dark Ages: Historian Compares Two Miserable Economic Periods | Bryan Ward-Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The more complex an economy is, the more fragile it is, and the more cataclysmic its disintegration can be. Our economy is, of course, in a different ...

For 37,000 New York Unemployed, Benefits Will Soon Lapse | Patrick McGeehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have had the unfortunate distinction of collecting unemployment benefits longer than anyone in the state's history. B...

The Bailout Blow-Up One Year Later: Has Washington Learned?

Eddie Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eddie Reeves

For leaders who understand the value of well-executed strategic communications efforts, there are at least five key lessons to be learned from the bailout disaster one year ago.

Four Ways We Need Obama's Help

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

Legislation to overhaul America's financial system will be coming up in Congress this fall, and we can't let this moment pass without making some lasting changes.

Hedge Fund Chiefs Warned G7 Of Economic Collapse in April 2007

Evening Standard | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This happy band of G7 finance ministers looked perfectly relaxed as they arrived for their gathering in Washington in April 2007. But it now turns ...

The Return of the Robber Barons

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

We are now at the mercy of modern Robber Barons, and if history is any judge, it is either them or us.

Citigroup's Asset Guarantees to Be Audited by TARP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citigroup Inc.'s $301 billion of federal asset guarantees, extended by the U.S. last year to help save the bank from collapse, will be audited to calc...

"Daily Show" Correspondents Answer Your Economic Questions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The "Daily Show"'s Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi, and Jason Jones are on, even when their show is not. The late ...

Too Big to Fail

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Ward

A capitalist economy based on constant, unlimited growth is a reckless fantasy because ecosystems are not limitless; there are just so many pollinators, so many aquifers, so much fertile soil.

Ryan Grim

Dimon: Iraq War, Greed Contributed To Economic Collapse | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, in a letter to shareholders, touched on a theme that critics of the Iraq war were highlighting more than a year...

Evolution, Global Warming, Doomsday and the Afterlife

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The majority of Americans believe in both creationism and an afterlife, the potential of some sort of religious doom, and think they are not causing global warming,

End of the World Economic Scenario

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Cardone

Neither the world nor your survival will come to an end regardless of what happens economically. Can it get worse? Certainly. Will your lifestyle change? Yes, but so will most everyone else's!

Triggering A Silent Scream

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

What we've been experiencing is bank robbery in reverse. The perps didn't even bother wearing masks. And triggered absolutely no silent alarms.

Dear Mr. President: About Those Bonuses...

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

We in the business community are behind you 100% in your efforts to save our economy. But as you go, please be sensitive to the human cost that you may exact from those who can least afford to bear it.

The Uncomfortable Circle: Regulation

Xeth Feinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Xeth Feinberg

The Obamathon Has Begun: How Long Will The Honeymoon Last?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Every President has a honeymoon, but Barack Obama's won't last long, probably because the real world won't give him a pass.

10 Tips for Communicating in Tough Times

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Hoggan

Here is some news you can use: 10 tips that have emerged over a public relations career of dealing with difficult announcements.

Causes of the Collapse

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sadly, religion in America seems incapable of rising to the challenge of giving people inner contentment and pulling them away from insatiable materialism.

Are You One of the Angry Majority?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Congress passed the bailout, and the confused and psychotic market, which had been up for the day, started coming down. Tell me if you can figure out this particular iteration of its dementia. I can't.

The Best Medicine

Caroline Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hirsch

As the economy collapses and political scandals keep flaring up like bad rashes, where should America turn for answers? What's going to keep us from falling apart? The answer: laughter.