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Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

A Prudent Method to Rebuild America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Frank A. Weil

As the nation begins to emerge from what has been called a disastrous period of reckless endangerment, we are entering a new period in which reckless ...

Let's Stop Talking Down the Economy

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

Today, many are calling for the end to subprime lending, and this would be wrong. Responsible subprime lending has done more to lift poor people out of poverty than anything else in the last 50 years.

Boulder's PACE Brought to a Halt

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Along comes a federal housing agency to give our economy a little butt-kick into the abyss by thwarting an attractive funding mechanism for home energy retrofits and the jobs that come with them.

Obama-Math Doesn't Add Up for Most Homeowners

Raphael Cushnir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raphael Cushnir

If your "investor" is Fanny, as it turns out, good loan terms are available without huge sums due at closing. But if your investor is Freddy, you're currently out of luck.