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Enron Loophole

Analysis: MF Global Collapse Proves Enron-Style Accounting Lives On

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

The off-balance-sheet accounting methods that Enron and Lehman Brothers made famous in their epic failures years ago have a modern-day poster chil...

Celebrating Ten Years of Derivatives Deregulation

Kevin Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Connor

In the compromised state of our political system, individuals like Larry Summers and Lee Sachs are ascendant and corporations secure legislation on the strength of powerful friends and bottomless pockets.

The Stealthy Deregulation of Energy

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace Turbeville

A colleague with an encyclopedic knowledge of the economy told me recently that he did not have a good feel for energy deregulation. My friend thought its obscurity may have been planned by the industry.

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.