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Tax Cut Diplomacy Under Reconciliation: Allow Top Rate to Rise or Close Loopholes (2:1)

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Congressional Democrats are in a very strong position with respect to the tax/budget issue that they are about to tackle. They -- and the White House -- should remember that before they start negotiating.

Creating an American Latvia

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

While inefficient or ineffective government is a problem, it pales relative to the effects of the power structures dividing up the wealth in a way the average citizen cannot grasp.

The Return of 'Graveyard George'

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

While most professionals believe the market is headed higher, George Huntley disagrees. He's convinced the pieces are in place for continued deterioration of the economy, and he offers some persuasive reasons to document his case.

Robert Lenzner: The New World Order Of Global Markets

Forbes | Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The best minds in finance--George Soros, Mohammed El-Erian, Larry Summers, Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Rubin--were not exactly raving bulls at the Fina...

Just Do It--Shaping the New Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Fearful financial markets, an uncertain growth outlook, fiscal anxieties, long unemployment other financial crisis since the Great Depress...

Toward a Race-Blind Economy

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Vognar

We cannot ignore each other's actions anymore. The way money works today entraps us in delusional thinking about each other's inherent worth based on inherited surface traits.

Quote Stuffing Manipulation By HFT: The Evidence Piles Up

Zero Hedge | Tyler Durden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"It's Not A Market, It's An HFT 'Crop Circle' Crime Scene" - Further Evidence Of Quote Stuffing Manipulation By HFT...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

The World Applauds the New Financial Regulation

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Many market participants were actually waiting for the US legislation to look at the architecture of finance in the 21st Century. That is exactly what was delivered last week.

Let's Dump The Rating Agencies

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The time has come to recognize that rating agencies are research firms, and they are not deities endowed with inalienable rights to dictate the quality of investments.

Wall Street, Repent!

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The principles of clarity, transparency, accountability, and protecting the common good against private greed are not just economic policy matters. On a more transcendent level, they provide the metrics of real repentance.

Fundamental Changes In European Financial Markets

The Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most days we can coast along, confident that tomorrow will be much like yesterday. On a very few days we need to look hard at the news headlines, cli...

Bankers, Regulators and Governments: the Difficult Consensus

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent crisis was a failure of risk management -- a diagnosis widely shared among the members of the IIF. But we are also starting the next crisis: the public finance crisis in Europe, the United States and Japan.

Is there a Global War Between Financial Theocracy and Democracy?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The financial reform bill is virtually designed to institutionalize "too big to fail." And when it's reconciled we'll lose another battle in the ongoing war between global financial markets and democratic nation-states.

6 Ways to Avoid Black Swans

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Here are six ways that Ken Posner, author of Stalking the Black Swan: Research and Decision-Making in a World of Extreme Volatility, asserts we can avoid black swans.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Don't Trust Your Banks: They Are Still Cheating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

This letter underscores for me, and millions of other bank customers, that nothing with the banks has changed, and that past deceptive practices are still in force.

Innovation Poses Risks for Older Workers and Firms

Leonid Kogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leonid Kogan

The same innovation shocks that create consumption heterogeneity among households have heterogeneous impact on firms, displacing an average growth firm less than an average value firm.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

What Does Good Financial Reform Look Like? And Where Is It Today?

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Bernasek

In response to the worst stock market crash in the nation's history, lawmakers in 1934 made a bold and inspiring decision to require full disclosure from publicly listed companies. It was the centerpiece of the SEC.

Where's the Integrity in Financial Reform?

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Bernasek

Without an honest, straightforward approach, financial reform isn't likely to do much good. Here are five gaping holes which spell trouble for the future:

Is It Time for a Green Tea Party?

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Woody Tasch

A Green Tea Party would be the political equivalent of junk food, leaving us hungry for the real work of fixing our country, healing our cultural wounds, mending our broken financial system.

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. While the legislation still conta...

An Interview With Joseph Stiglitz -- Regulation and the Euro Zone

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lia Petridis Maiello

Stiglitz explains the future of the Euro Zone, how it was possible to create a moral vacuum on Wall Street, why US citizens do not take their anger to the streets and how the US should follow Greece and start regulating now.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....