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Financial Reforms

The Pope's Overlooked Legacy: Reforming The Vatican Bank

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Pope Francis inherited a Roman Catholic Church in a unique type of crisis, an institution that was widely perceived as out of touch with modernity and...

Appeal to the U.N.: Treat the Financial Crisis as Human RIghts Disaster

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Danny Schechter

I will be in Geneva next week making the case for the financial crisis as a crime against humanity, an international offense that the U.N. was set up to prevent and now even prosecutes, however sparingly, in the International Criminal Court.

America's Media Mayhem

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The roiling blogosphere, blowhards on Fox and news that stalks everyone anywhere, now appears to be driving politics and enhancing corporate risk.

'13 Bankers': If The Megabanks Are Too Powerful To Regulate, Then They're Too Powerful To Shrink

Noam Scheiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Noam Scheiber

Anyone can talk tough when markets are calm. But in the middle of a financial crisis it takes a special breed of hard-ass to insist on haircuts, since no one can be sure that squeezing creditors won't shut down the entire bond market.

In God We...Invest

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

Wall Street is our secular religion. As with more traditional beliefs, faith trumps reason. That explains our willful blindness to the obvious scam, the fantastic story told to us by billionaire bankers.

Wall Street Follies: The Next Act

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It certainly sounded good. Hoping, perhaps, to persuade a dubious public that curbing reckless business practices is indeed a Washington priority, t...