While supporters of the current system like to brush off criticism of our new electronic stock markets as the dinosaurs' last gasp, they fail to recognize that the public itself has started to share these concerns.
To understand the motivation of the financial types who brought down the economy in 2008, where better to go than the novel? Nonfiction gives us facts and their fallout, but novels (and plays) probe motivation.
To paraphrase Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "If you have ever been called defiant, incorrigible, unruly, or rebellious, you are on the right track." Shakes...
The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.
A bill filed by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is intensifying speculation that the 2011 personal and corporate income tax hikes could become permanent. T...
It's easy to blame Detroit's problems on corruption, unions and overly generous pension benefits, but none of which were the primary cause of bankruptcy. Detroit may have mismanaged finances, but the state's cuts to revenue sharing doomed the city.
An anemic state economy, deadbeat government and lackluster business climate have left some Illinoisans asking themselves, "Could the...
Absent Glass-Steagall, banks could purchase anything from an aluminum company to a fast food franchise and (indirectly) fund its acquisitions and operations with federally-subsidized deposits. If you run an independent aluminum company or fast food franchise do you want to have to compete with a federally-subsidized rival?
The fear that deficits and mounting debt will suffocate economic recovery and impede healthy growth has been tested over the last several years, and the results are not just unimpressive -- but painful when one looks at unemployment levels.
The ball is in the EU's court to show just how much international financial coordination will be a race to the top, or to the bottom.
The Federal Reserve Bank's Policies of Quantitative Easing and providing banks with unlimited, unconditioned, and practically interest free funding from its Open Window Facility and favorable discount rates have failed to create jobs and revenues, and stimulate the economy in proportion to need.
The pope points out that in ideologies that are grounded in the drive for power and for possessions a rejection of both God and others and an attitude that considers ethics as a nuisance.
The share of doctors willing to accept new Medicaid patients varies widely across the 50 states, according to a recent study from the National Cente...
As rumors of infighting continue to plague the Grand Old Party, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee faces no small task as it meets in Springfield this weekend to select a new leader.
The TTIP includes measures aimed at promoting "regulatory coherence" in ways that reduce duplication and inconsistencies in US and EU regulatory approaches.
Early 2013 saw one of the most productive one hundred days in Mexican political history and a burst of international press hype. Now, with Congress out of session, Mexico lies in wait.