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Market Regulation

The São Paulo Stock Exchange Expansion Would Be a Good Move

Susan Perkins | Posted 03.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Susan Perkins

Though the LatAm capital markets are fighting to ward off further downward movement due to stumbling oil prices and weakening currencies, one long-term strategy that will continue to bring more liquidity to these markets is better corporate governance practices.

Progressives Politics After Piketty: Making The Case For Managed Markets

David Coates | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
David Coates

A particularly fortunate or gifted individual might break away from the poverty into which he/she was born, but for the mass and generality of us, the reality is that we have to strive endlessly just to stand still.

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

Eleazar David Melendez

Genius Wall Street Plan To Monitor Itself Has Reform Advocates Miffed

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Ever since the so-called Flash Crash nearly three years ago, when stock markets plunged almost nine percent for mysterious reasons, American regulator...

Eleazar David Melendez

Regulators Take Note Of Stock Market Hoax On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business

From the boiler room-basement brokerages of southern New Jersey to the opulent office suites of midtown Manhattan hedge funds, the U.S. financial poli...

Critics Weigh in on High-Frequency Trading on Flash Crash Anniversary

Gino Vicci | Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

On May 6, 2010, cascading prices triggered computer sell orders from high-frequency traders that sent securities prices plunging. Still, regulators admit they don't fully understand how best to regulate high-frequency trading.

Deal With It: A Veteran Trader's Take on High-Frequency Trading

Gino Vicci | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

The high-speed trades driven by computers are in the cross-hairs of regulators in Washington. In spite of the controversy, some in the industry say high-frequency trading should be allowed to run its course.

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness in Global Trade

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While we continue to run large deficits in manufactured goods annually, there are lots of advanced economies with long records of positive net exports. If you think the difference is prices, you're thinking like an economist... and you're wrong.

'Empathic Civilization': Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

To suggest that the American Dream itself is misguided, outdated, and even damaging to the American psyche, would be considered almost treasonous. Yet, I would like to suggest just that.

Letter to My Son

Bill Budinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Budinger

Can Americans rise above their immediate self interest and do what needs to be done?

The Ike Effect: Blowing Texas Blue

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Lots of Houstonians, spared the direct coastal hit, made the most of the forced slowdown in pace.

The Shampoo Economy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Our system of borrowing, lending, and financing investments by both businesses and households is a national treasure, one which we have squandered in recent years.