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Financialization

To Find Real Prosperity, Community Foundations Are Exiting Wall Street

Michelle Long | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Michelle Long

Here we are in 2015 and economic justice is on everyone's mind (or it should be). Five years after the official end of the Great Recession we are still witnessing historical levels of income inequality, but finally some crucial links are being made.

The Driving Force Behind Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Les Leopold

Runaway inequality is destroying the American Dream. Is it too late to save it? That depends on what is really driving inequality. In the 1960s the gap between CEOs and the average worker was 20 to 1. By 2012 it was 354 to 1. What happened?

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

Is Europe Changing the Financial Sector?

Iván H. Ayala | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Iván H. Ayala

It is not a coincidence that banks have manipulated the LIBOR for preventing exposure of their positions of derivatives of interest rates in certain markets. It is the consequence of the so-called "liberalization of capital markets" which might be better defined as a "decriminalization" of some practices formerly regulated.

The 'Bankization' of America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We're becoming a financialized economy. Never before has the manipulation of money counted for so much and the real-world economy of people and consumer goods counted for so little. And none of it is an accident.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World... We're Ranked 27th!

Les Leopold | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires and the most billionaire. This opulence is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, improving the lives of everyday Americans. Unfortunately, it's a lie.

Mark Gongloff

Why Wall Street Is To Blame For The Lousy Job Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

Having a hard time finding a decent-paying job? Thank Wall Street. In a New York Times column on Tuesday, Bruce Bartlett, former economic advisor t...

Living Cells, Complex Systems and the Economy

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Living cells are replete with intricate monitoring and regulatory circuits because survival, reproduction and adaptation to changing circumstances must be highly robust. Understanding these circuits and how they operate is a priority for 21st century cell and molecular biology.

Wall Street: The Kid Who Kills His Parents and Asks for Mercy Because He's an Orphan

Curtis Ellis | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Curtis Ellis

Leaf through the yellowing archives of business journals and you'll find endlessly repeated the story of a ruthless yet heroic CEO who scoured the realm for "inefficiency" and magically made share prices rise by lopping off the heads of so many superfluous employees.

Labor and Capital in the 21st Century: Legacy of the Haymarket Affair

Mark Cassello | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

May 1, 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of nationwide series of strikes that forced employers to begin to capitulate on the issue of the eight-hour wo...

Q&A With Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's incredible how much we don't know when it comes to the investment practices and trends that affect workers' retirement assets and other institutional savings.

Behind Wall Street's Collapse

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

In a nutshell, the Wall Street meltdown is not only due to greed and to the lack of government regulation of a hyperactive sector.