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Regulatory Capture

Congressional Watchdog To Investigate Wall Street Regulation

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog agency is preparing to investigate whether the Federal Reserve and other regulators are too soft on the banks the...

The Candidate Big Business Fears the Most

Kevin Price | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Kevin Price

U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) seem to have very little in common. They are in different generations, running for the nominations of different parties, and seem to be on the exact opposite of the ideological spectrum.

Exposing One of the Largest Accounting Scandals in American History

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why is America not in the Top 20 in the world in wired or wireless broadband speeds? Why are America's communications prices higher than many other countries? Why is there no serious competition -- and how do we fix this mess?

Why One HIV Drug Costs 5,000 Percent More Overnight

James Peron | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
James Peron

One story that has everyone outraged is that of Turing Pharmaceuticals, run by Martin Shkreli. He took the price of the 62-year-old drug Daraprim, used to treat toxoplasmosis in HIV patients, and raised it to $750 a tablet. How is he getting away with this?

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

Verizon and the NY State Public Service ('Captured') Commission

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Regulatory Capture" is when an industry takes over the regulatory agency that is supposed to be doing oversight of the companies' business practices and is supposed to be protecting the Public Interest.

Jason Linkins

Some Atlanta Educators Just Learned A Cynical Lesson About Accountability In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

It isn't every day that people who abuse their positions of authority are held accountable for wrongdoing. Actually, to be statistically precise about...

The Privatization Dilemma: Regulatory Crisis in the Philippines and Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

To privatize, or not to privatize -- this is a fundamental question facing the Philippines, and many other similarly-situated emerging markets, which face increasingly unaffordable public services after decades of aggressive privatization.

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

Jason Linkins

SEC 'Courageously Assails' Small Ratings Agency, Leaves Downturn Culprits Unmolested

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

If you're like me, you may have noticed the curious way our Wall Street watchdogs tend to operate. For example, a comparison: Harry Markopolos can gif...

Captive Regulators Contributed to Oil and Financial Disasters

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

As we've learned over the last two years, when regulators fail, it is the American people who pay the price.

Protecting Our Government From Corporate Influence

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

We should allow our top national law officer, the Attorney General of the United States, to step in and clean house whenever an agency or element of government is no longer credibly independent of the industry it is intended to regulate.

Paying The Price Of Fragmented Regulation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

In the run-up to testimony by Bank of America chief Ken Lewis on the Merrill Lynch & Co. affair, e-mails are suddenly leaking from the Beltway colander, though their ultimate source, strangely enough, is that opaque wonderland, the Federal Reserve.

How Should We Think About Bank Lobbying?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Reporters: Lay out the interests and report the bank lobbying and the money. Do it until readers nod off, which may be soon. It ain't pretty, but it's all we've got.

Regulatory Reform Leaks Begin

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Will an all-powerful Fed retain its traditional autonomy, or will it take orders from Treasury, the White House and Congress?