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New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Whining About Google Bus Protests Get Us Nowhere

David Paul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Protest -- whether about income inequality, bank lending practices, gentrification, LGBT rights, Black Power, immigrant rights, the wearing of animal fur, the list goes on -- is deeply rooted in Bay area culture and history.

Wall Street Re-Deregulation? Already?

Brad Miller | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Brad Miller

Has public opinion about Wall Street really changed so dramatically so quickly? Public opinion has not shifted, but with the public's attention now diverted, the political calculation has.

Occupy Wall Street Activist Grills Congressman Over Deregulatory Bill

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Alexis Goldstein engaged Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Twitter on Wednesday over the legislator's sponsorship of a...

Looking Back at 'The Newsroom,' Pondering a Free Market

Andrew Fish | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Andrew Fish

By inserting a fictional cast into the framework of real-world events, Aaron Sorkin has provided both an outspoken opinion on American politics and a starting point for research into any number of financial and political issues facing the country.

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.

Simplify Banks and Bank Regulation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Let's face it: There will never be enough regulations and regulators to police all of the gray areas in a system this complicated. The best remedy is drastic simplification.

Tim Geithner's Gamble

Project Syndicate | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In a recent interview, United States Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner laid out his view of the nature of world economic growth and the r...

The Problem Is Not Jon Stewart

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Those who suggest that Jon Stewart crossed a line should open their eyes and behold the new world. No one questions whether Glenn Beck is in the business of entertainment. Or politics. Or news.

'13 Bankers' In 4 Pictures: Why Wall Street Profits Are Out Of Whack

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Kwak

We're not saying that everyone has to agree with everything we say about these pictures. But they make clear what kind of financial system we have today. And they need some kind of explanation.

Is the Opposite of Capitalism Democracy? A Review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anis Shivani

Moore explicitly states that we ought to turn to democracy as the alternative to capitalism. But the opposite of capitalism is not democracy, it is socialism.