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Tony Blair's Ruination, And Hillary Clinton's Real Problem

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
William Bradley

For the past seven years, the British government has done something the Obama administration opted against, mounting a painstaking official inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Iraq War.

Reviewing Boom Bust Boom: A Documentary

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Joel Sucher

Boom Bust Boom picks up on the notion that financial crashes like 2008 -- the result of an overheated housing market -- are nothing new and to prove it the film takes you on an excursion to 17th century Holland.

Iceland Has Jailed 29 Bankers. Why Can't the UK and US Do the Same?

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.05.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Just before Christmas, the former CEO of Iceland's Glitnir bank and two other senior bankers were sentenced to jail terms of up to five years for market manipulation and breach of fiduciary duties.

Corporate Criminals Cheat Because They Don't Fear Jail Time. That Must Change. Now.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When is someone at General Motors going to go to prison for the lives lost thanks to their cheating? Or Toyota? And although we may not be able to count the bodies today, we know that Volkswagen's cheating harms the environment, and that the dirtier air for which they are responsible will cut lives short.

Why Presidential Candidates Are Talking About the Unique Threat Posed by Wall Street's Megabanks

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The handful of Wall Street's sprawling too-big-to-fail "banks" pose a unique, dangerous threat to America's families, workers, financial system and economy, which their "hide and disguise" strategy tries to conceal.

Davos & Disruption Done Right: In Praise of "Difficult Women" in Finance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

George W. Bush: A Disastrous President

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Bush presidency was a disastrous presidency which caused a range catastrophies including the Iraq war, the budget deficit, and the financial crash.

Jason Linkins

We Can Get Your Financial Crisis Kitsch For You Wholesale

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

Over at the Washington City Paper, "Rich People Things" author Chris Lehmann goes questing after rumors that post-crash tchotchkes from the House of L...

Protest time: Support the Occupy Wall Street Movement and a New American Spring

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time for change; real change. It is time for protest; strong protest. It is time for patriotism; real patriotism where the many Americans are no long ripped off by the few. It is time to mobilize, organize, rally, to stand in the streets with signs and register to vote.