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Why Joe Nocera Is Wrong About Environmental Activism

Mark Engler | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Mark Engler

Can you be an environmentalist and support things like the Keystone XL pipeline and hydraulic fracking? Not likely, but it's conceivable. Can you be an environmentalist and oppose the power of the environmental movement? I think not.

Ending the Keystone Debate

John Fullerton | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
John Fullerton

So where to start? I can think of no better place for America to lead than in our own backyard on a project whose scale matters: Tar Sands. There's no easy way down folks, so we simply need to decide whether to engage in the serious decisions in front of us.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Facts Deserve Repeating

Robert Redford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

The Keystone XL pipeline doesn't deliver on jobs or national security, it jeopardizes public health and safety and the president was right to reject it.

Republican Truth and Real Truth: GSEs and the Housing Bubble

David Coates | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The main rewrite now underway in their twice-weekly televised clashes is a rewrite on housing finance.

NYT Columnist's Beef With Mitt Romney

Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera appeared on "The Daily Show" to discuss what appears to be a bump in the road for Mitt Romney's campaign....

Occupy Wall Street Protestors 'Get A Life' -- Elect A President!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

She may not know it yet, but the nation needs Sheila Bair. Her persona, her values, her experience would be an enormously timely gift to all of us.

Want to Create Jobs? Make People a Priority

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Benefit corporation legislation has already passed in five states and is moving forward in three others. It is also under review by the powers that be in Delaware, which is the de facto, if not de jure home of the American corporation.

Bernanke and the War on Senior Citizens

Don McNay | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

If you follow what the Federal Reserve is doing, all the moves are designed to protect Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.

The Oil Market Plays Casino While the Obama Administration Acts as Croupier

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Cramer interview is breathtaking in exposing the administration's total lack of understanding of the distorted formation of the price of oil and gasoline in today's markets and seemingly impervious to its cost to the economy and its destructive impact on jobs.

Business Leadership and Murdoch's Fatal Flaw

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

When we see an executive featured in a corporate scandal, it's usually because they became addicted to success. And sooner or later, this addiction consumed them.

America Needs a President Who Will Confront the Financial Industry's Hegemony Over Our Lives

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

No one in a position of authority in our government today seems to understand fully the threat to American institutions and ideals represented by the untrammeled clout the financial industry now holds in Washington.

The Truth About Bank Capital

Robert Teitelman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Both Dodd-Frank and the bank capital standards are classic economically driven arguments that will be judged by future performance and consequences that, unfortunately, we have no way to predict. It's like voting for a president.

Nocera: Capital Requirements Fight 'Most Important' For Bank Reform

The New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Capital matters. Let me put that another way. The current fight over additional capital requirements for the banking industry, eye-glazing though it i...

The Economic Hangover: Part Two

Don McNay | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The bailout and stimulus money allowed us to limp along for a couple of years. Now we are back to where we started, but worse, since we borrowed trillions to pay for it.

Wall Street: Guilty As Charged

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Roger Lowenstein's piece "Wall Street: Not Guilty" is well worth reading, if only as a case study in the moral and logical blindness that's reached epidemic proportions among otherwise reasonable people in influential Washington and Wall Street circles.

Should Homeowners Be Jailed For Taking Out Bad Loans?

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

To date, not a single mortgage lender has been sent to prison for their role in the financial crisis. At least one borrower hasn't been so lucky. C...

High Noon on Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This is the administration's chance to stand with fighters like Elizabeth Warren, both in its words and in its deeds. Some well-targeted prosecutions would be an enormous political boon. It would also be the right thing to do.

Big Town, Small Town, Big Time, Journalists From Boston University

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Boston University could not have produced two more different journalists than my friends Joe Nocera and Samantha Swindler.

America to its Military-Industrial Complex: Happy Valentine's Day!

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

An 18-day peaceful revolution has just toppled Egypt's 30-year Mubarak dictatorship. As the free-falling government dispatched American-made F-16s to...

Who's Really to Blame for the Housing Crisis?

Jodie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Allen

Measures are needed to restrain the public as well as the private financial sectors. But it might be easier to enact sensible reforms if the fingers of blame point in a more equitable direction.

Can We Take Away Alan Greenspan's Pension?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Joe Nocera gets most of the story right in his NY Times discussion of the FCIC report; there was gross negligence, greed, and outright fraud -- but this wouldn't have lead to catastrophic consequences if we didn't have a housing bubble.

The New York Times' New Op-Ed Writer: Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Nocera, a business columnist for the New York Times, is about to become the paper's newest Op-Ed columnist, Forbes' Jeff Bercovici reports. Berco...

A Few Lessons From the Crisis

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The last few years have experienced an amazing outpouring of commentary, debate, invective, blather and, yes, some serious reflection about the crisis, what caused it, who was responsible for it and how can we fix it so it never never never happens again. Or at least not for a while. Having emerged, like a shaggy dog from a muddy pond, what have we learned? I

All is Politics

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

In education, all is politics. But since the kids are watching, the type of politics we play in schools is crucial.

All the Devils Are Here: Best Business Book of the Year

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

McLean and Nocera don't give us an idea as to where to look for angels. But the book is comprehensive, and I feel certain that all the devils are here.