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Small Government? You Mean Big Business.

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Reinbach

Government has to be strong enough to handle any power or alliance of powers. It doesn't matter what those powers are: If a government can't stand up to them, it can't do its job.

Banks Amass Six Million Dollar War Chest To Sway Lawmakers

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the eve of a major overhaul of the financial system intended to prevent another crisis from erupting, the financial industry has built a more than ...

The Five Sneakiest Real Estate Broker Tricks

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Today's post is about real estate brokers. Here is my list of five sneakiest real estate broker tricks (please add to it as you see fit).

10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Business

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

About 5 million young adults are graduating from college this month. This rite of passage is perhaps a parent's last chance to instill important lessons about the business world.

Five Ways the U.S. Bailed Out the Bankers

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

When is the U.S. is getting in return a banking system that is sufficiently accommodating to the folks that kept it alive ... the good, old American taxpayer?

Barack Obama and the Future of Democratic Unity

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Democratic Party under Obama finds itself in a historic position of being both dominant and unified. This, of course, will not last.

Five Reasons to Push Your Kids to Get a Credit Card

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Let's use our energies and experience not to prevent young adults from having access to debt but rather to educate them as to how to use debt responsibly.

WMD: Weapons of Money Destruction

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Get-rich-quick schemes are the new WMD.

The Recession Vacation: Should You Take It or Not?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Working with your financial limitations rather than subjecting yourself to "no vacation torture" may be worth considering in the short and long-term.

Credit Card Paternalism: Redux

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

To expect the government to cover all potential sink holes and then pull us out when we get in one, is silly.

Thomas B. Edsall

Crony Capitalism: How The Financial Industry Gets What It Wants | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The tilt of American policy in favor of the finance industry -- reflected in the policies of recent Treasury Secretaries Timothy Geithner, Henry Pauls...

Derivatives: The Crystal Meth of Finance

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas A. Bass

The world economy sits on top of the world financial markets, and there is no hope of engineering an economic recovery without a functioning financial system.

Can 'Chewing Gum Rally' Stick?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Hey, maybe I need a new pair of eyeglasses. The last time I looked, the financial scene appeared unmistakably cloudy and ominous. Not so to Wall Street's bulls.

The First 100 Days: A Whole That Is Greater Than Its Parts

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

When Obama became president, the country was reeling economically, directionless in foreign policy, losing credibility abroad and suffering a crisis of confidence at home. He has begun to turn all of this around.

Lessons From a Junk Yard

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

If it wasn't for my allowing myself to let go of my previous programming about junk yards, I would never have done the research it took to find a glass guy that rocked and saved me hundreds of dollars.

Will Hollywood Futures on the CantorExchange Kill Hollywood?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Max Keiser

Futures contracts are NOT GOOD for Hollywood monopolists. What file sharing leaves behind will get blown apart by studios shorting each other's projects trying to drive 'perception.'

As the Working Class Burns, Banksters Laugh All the Way to the Bank

Mike Garibaldi-Frick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Garibaldi-Frick

When will Americans wake up and hold the real criminals -- Banksters -- accountable for their actions, and pressure the government to enact systemic changes to prevent future abuses?

Keep the Baby -- Throw Out the Bathwater

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Those of you who are waiting for the economy to get "back" to normal will probably be waiting for the rest of your lives.

It's Like Trusting A Drug Addict To Arrange His Own Intervention

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

As long as banks are allowed to continue denying the true toxicity of their toxic assets, the longer the current financial impasse will continue.

Jason Linkins

CNN Parrots Dubious Wall Street Talking Points On "Mark-To-Market" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Do you ever get the feeling that as your media professionals "explain" why the "financial system" seems to be "crapping its pants in public" that thei...

The Workplace: A Domestic Violence Victim's Potential Safe Haven

Becky Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Becky Lee

Abuse is blind to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social or economic status. Thus, domestic violence will follow anyone into the workplace.

Reading The Pictures: Obama Puts Bankers On Parade

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-03-29-bankerparade.jpg I'm thrilled how Obama corralled those bank CEOs on Friday for a selflessness workshop, then kicked them loose out on the driveway to face a hungry media.

Back to the Future

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

Although it may not be as much fun as the more recent version, the new normal will probably look more like the normal of my youth than the unsustainable glory days of the last 20 years.

Sam Stein

Geithner Won't Endorse Bonus Tax Bill, Says Right Balance Will Be Found | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner refused to endorse a congressional effort to heavily tax bonuses issued by TARP recipients, saying that the govern...

A Crime to Make Money

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It seems to have finally dawned on government leaders that bonus recipients are not the only ones who should be afraid.