Here's a story that resonates with so many layers of bitter irony that it's hard to know where to begin. So we'll start with the headline: "Citi Foundation to Help Teens Find 'Pathways to Progress.'"
Is the stock market rigged? This is the hot-button question of the day. With all due respect, it's a stupid question. It's a stupid question for which the answer doesn't even matter.
None of this will come easy. But this report lights the way. It should be repeated in city after city, in state after state, so that everyone can see just how Wall Street is impoverishing the richest country on Earth.
A new progressive populist movement is rising up in the United States. Inspired by an expansive vision of greater economic opportunity for all Americans, this new movement is also fueled by anger over politicians' broken promises.
When banking is so powerful that the very business the banks are chartered to serve cannot discipline its business unfriendly behavior through market pressure, we are in a serious state of affairs. What to do?
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.
Thirty years ago, what Apple announced it was going to do was democratize computing. Back then, the idea of a computer that was personalized to people -- with a mouse and graphics and a warm experience for the user -- was revolutionary.
If a friend asks for $16,000 so that they can pay off a debt, how do you react? Chances are you think that is a lot of money, and you question how they got into that kind of debt in the first place. Now think about what happens if your state lawmakers ask you for $16,178 to get out of debt.
Only in the warped, distorted, Alice-in-Wonderland world of Wall Street would one think "Washington went to war against big Wall Street banks" or that "Washington won [the war] in a blowout," as said today in a Politico article.
Local politicians are taking on the big banks. Candidates for major office are adopting populist themes. But it starts at the bottom, not the top, with activists who engage with and crystallize the public's desire for justice.
And after that, I respectfully would ask the big banks on Wall Street please to explain to us what they've done to prevent a replay of 2008, when they wiped out one-fifth of the entire wealth of this nation, accumulated over two centuries, in only 18 months.
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Corporate lobbyists have been hyperventilating ever since an amendment requiring firms to report their CEO-worker pay ratio slipped into the Dodd-Frank legislation.
Regarding the #AskJPM blowup, one article began by asking the right question: "What were they thinking?" The answer is, they weren't thinking; they were all talking to themselves and like-minded executives.
The news of the eye-popping $13.5 billion settlement between the Justice Department and other government entities was followed by the announcement that part of that settlement would be with the Federal Housing Finance Agency for roughly $5 billion alone.
The upcoming JPMorgan Chase settlement is expected to be the largest corporate settlement in Justice Department history. Unless the Justice Department prevents it, JPMorgan could heap billions of dollars right back onto the shoulders of taxpayers.