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Times Public Editor Picks Wrong Target

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Callahan

It is good that the New York Times has a "Public Editor" to keep an eye on the paper's ethics. But sometimes, it seems like valuable column space is wasted chastising Times staffers for minor missteps.

The President's Misdirected Class Warfare

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

It is not whether families earning $250,000 are paying more or less taxes that is of visceral concern. The public still feels they have been held up and the Wall Street perpetrators are laughing all the way to bank.

Purists and Zealots for Internet Freedom

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The whole point of the Internet is that customers choose what they want to do online, and companies, which offer services and features, have the opportunity to supply them. It is not a cable system; it is the "sacred Internet."

Bill Hurt To Star In HBO Financial Crisis Pic

Deadline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HBO has set William Hurt to play Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Curtis Hanson to direct Too Big To Fail, a dissection of the 2008 financial cris...

Don't Blame the Dream of Home Ownership

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Here is a fable that is making the rounds. It is a collection of half-truths and outright lies: The financial meltdown was the result of too many people pursuing the American Dream of home ownership.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they are smarter than the credit card game. It reminds me of people who are trying to outfox casinos.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.

Making Rich Guys Richer

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

Geithner and Summers are proposing to use government loans to finance investors to buy toxic assets. This is fine. The question is the terms.

Son of a Gambler's Guide to Holiday Books

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It's a lesson to me, the ablers and the beggars and the thieves -The Grateful Dead If you read my book, u>Son of a Son of a Gambleru>, you'll know ...