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Financial Derivatives

Banks Could Still Blow Up The World

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Big banks are perfectly safe these days, unless you count all those weapons of mass financial destruction they've got lying around. And who's counting...

Mark Gongloff

Derivatives Are Weapons Of Slow Economic Destruction

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

We have learned, painfully, of the damage derivatives can do to an economy in a financial crisis. But derivatives are hurting the economy even on its ...

Does JPMorgan's Derivatives Fiasco Portend the Collapse of Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is a grotesque symbol of how the Wall Street banks control our government. Mr. Dimon, sir, out of respect to our waning confidence in government institutions, your resignation from the Fed Board is well past due.

When You Speculate With Financial Derivatives, You Hurt Society

Slate | Eric Posner and Glen Weyl | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

On Monday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order prohibiting the marketing of a new set of derivatives that would have enabled...

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...

Patrick Parkinson, Fed's Banking Regulator, Has A Record Of Deregulation

zero hedge | EB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Jon Stewart Deserves a News Emmy

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I despise the political pundits who think that they alone are entitled to comment on things politic. They claim Jon Stewart invaded their turf by interviewing Jim Cramer.

Lessons from AIG

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

What is vital now is that the public's righteous anger is not expressed only as "no." There are a lot of things to which We The People do need to say "no." But we need a lot of "yes's," too.