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China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

George W. Bush -- Not Bernie Sanders -- Is The Real 'Socialist'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.

Dodd-Frank Turns Five

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Dodd-Frank turns five years old next week and the occasion merits a review of its success.

Is Hillary Clinton a Liberal Reagan?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Clinton in 2016 could have the same effect as Reagan in 1980 and 1984: recruiting Democratic candidates, inspiring Democratic supporters and winning an electoral landslide. Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Claims Mantle Of Minority 'Weaver' In New Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may control Congress for the next two years, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is already showing the GOP --...

U.S. Officially Ends The Auto Bailout, WIth A Profit

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

(Adds details on timing of sale, share price movements) WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The United States closed out its last big inves...

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Elizabeth Warren represents a new politics in which, by challenging the power of the oligarchy, she has the potential of reclaiming the white working class for Democrats and uniting them with the coalition of professionals, single women, gays and minorities who elected Obama.

The Best Government Wall Street and the Billionaires Can Buy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The past few days have provided vivid evidence that the U.S. government has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and other wealthy special interests and no longer a government of, by, and for the people.

The Budget Deal Is a Disaster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The budget deal hammered out this week between Republican and Democratic negotiators literally imperils the economy. Congress is doing Wall Street's bidding with this budget, and it needs to be stopped.

Jason Linkins

The 2014 Election Was About The Economy, And Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you want to examine the gnarled roots of the Democrats' 2014 election-night mollywhopping, you should cast your mind back to the fall...

Ben Walsh

Turns Out Everybody Fouled Up The Wall Street Crash Except Tim Geithner

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner lashes out at just about everybody in Washington in notes he intended to keep private that were uncovered b...

Chinese, GOP Agree Non-Rich Shouldn't Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Speaking just like an American Republican, the Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said last week that if the state granted democratic rights to its poor and working class, they could dominate elections and choose leaders who would meet their needs.

Will the Law Finally Catch Up to Goldman Sachs?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from egregious misdeeds, if not outright illegal conduct, and horrible publicity.

Goldman Sachs Three on a Match: Lehman, AIG and Carmen Segarra?

Jim Treacy | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

Lehman down, AIG up, Carmen Segarra out and a seemingly well-connected, three-peat winner, Goldman Sachs, motors on...

The Friend of My Banker Is My Friend. Are You Kidding Me?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Jerry Ashton

It would seem to be a logical conclusion then, that bankers and occupiers are blood enemies. And, depending on whose camp you are in, anyone who serves to support one over the other is either a turncoat or a paid mouthpiece.

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn't

Robert Reich | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

In America, people with lots of money can easily avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job and invest in a home have no such protection.

Epic and Comic in Cal Governor's Race: Jerry Brown's Water Win vs Kashkari's Homeless Gag

William Bradley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While this water bond, assuming passage at the polls in November, may or may not lessen the need for the Delta tunnels in future years, Brown is thinking much further ahead many decades in fact, to a much larger California.

Wall Street's Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Still Trying to Get Taxpayer Bailouts

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Money
Dennis M. Kelleher

The problem is that Wall Street's biggest banks don't want to have to go into bankruptcy if they fail. They want U.S. taxpayers to bail them out like what happened in 2008-2009. They want to keep their jobs, bonuses and reckless gambling.

Obama Says 'Further Reforms' Needed To Rein In Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama believes additional reforms are needed to rein in the excesses of Wall Street some six years after the financial crisis plunged...

Zach Carter

Larry Summers Just Contradicted Tim Geithner On Obama's Foreclosure Mess

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner are clearly not on the same page about that foreclosure crisis they inherited in 2009. The two former Obama admi...

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Zach Carter

How The Congressional Black Caucus Went To War With Itself Over Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Gwen Moore does not seem like anybody's idea of a corporate stooge. The Milwaukee Democrat, a single mom who once survived on welfare, has sponsored e...

Tim Geithner: Give Presidents The Power To Act Unilaterally During Financial Crises

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to expand executive authority so that presidents can act as swiftly in times of financial crisis as t...

Zach Carter

Austerity Fetishists Are Finally Giving Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American deficit hawks gathered in the nation's capital on Wednesday to commiserate over the collapse of the U.S. austerity movement, so...