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Pay Up, Drivers: Tollway Rate Hike Begins Jan. 1, Despite Legal Challenge

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

A circuit judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to block the Illinois Toll Highway Authority from hiking its rates by almost double on Jan. 1. The C...

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

Why We Need a Financial Transactions Tax

John Fullerton | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
John Fullerton

The truth is simple: A modest financial transactions tax of less than 1 percent would serve as a remarkably efficient tool to achieve needed reform.

EconomiCon 2010

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

I got to spend three full days at Economicon 2010 and all I can say is, "Wow!" This thing has really grown since the first year that I went. Adam Smith costumes and Geithner masks abounded.

A Virtuous Tax

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A little bit of populist retribution is overdue against the people who brought down the system -- and will bring it down again if the hegemony of the traders is not constrained.

The Race is on for Presidential Pardons from Outgoing President George Bush

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Surprisingly, having issued only 171 pardons so far, Bush has been one of the most frugal presidents since World War II. Some suspect that distinction is about to change.

Three CEOs Who Should Go

Motley Fool | Morgan Housel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CEOs don't have the easiest jobs in the world. Being responsible for leading an organization with needy employees, unreasonable suppliers, and impatie...

CEOs Who Need To Return To Business School

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Looking around the wreckage of some of the big cap companies it is not hard to find a few CEOs who probably need to go back to business school. Wall S...