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Sanjay Sanghoee is a banker and the author of Killing Wall Street, a new thriller about the financial crisis, as well as Merger, a corporate thriller praised by Chicago Tribune, BARRON’s and others. He is also a commentator.

Sanjay has more than a decade of experience in banking, ranging from Lazard Freres and Dresdner to Ramius, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Why Mayor de Blasio Should Pay Attention to NYC's Subways

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 7:57 PM

As any New Yorker can tell you, our subway system is not just a means of transportation but a democratic lifeline that connects every part of the city -- rich and poor, east and west, professionals and students, hipster and inner-city -- closely with each other.

For sure, the...

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How Amazon Can Turn Fire TV Into a Blockbuster

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 12:53 PM

By unveiling its sleek new Fire TV streaming video box last week, online retailing giant Amazon has finally entered the streaming media wars. The coaster sized device enables users to play online games and watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video as well as from Netflix,...

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Why Taxes Should Depend on the Economy

(3) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 2:24 PM

They say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes, but what is even more certain is that our current tax code is hated by pretty much everyone, including low and middle income earners and the wealthy.

The issue of socio-economic fairness in taxation will not be easily...

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Why The New CBO Report Is Proof That Obamacare Can Actually Work

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 8:45 PM

In the wake of a new Congressional Budget Office report indicating that more than two million Americans might work fewer hours or stop looking for work because they can get affordable health care through Obamacare exchanges, a new political debate over the dangers of the healthcare...

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How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

(8) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the...

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Republican Bullying Finally Meets Stupidity in Chris Christie Mess

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Even as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's headaches over the George Washington Bridge scandal mount rapidly, it is really the Republican mentality that should be blamed for what happened.

Like anyone else, Christie certainly deserves the presumption of innocence, even if the situation stretches the imagination. And speaking as...

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Why It Is Urgent to Extend Jobless Benefits

(3) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 4:26 PM

The most distressing element of last week's jobs report was not the small number of jobs added in December, but the decrease in the participation rate of workers from 63.6 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 62.8 percent at the end of it (a 35...

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2 Women Who Hold the Key to our Economic Future

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Even as the latest jobs report and rising GDP bring some good news for the U.S., growing income inequality continues to plague the economy. The stock market might be up, but for millions of Americans, the reality of stagnant wages belies the capitalist dream and this...

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This Christmas, Atheists Should Opt for Peace Rather Than Anger

(10) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 3:23 PM

In America, we have both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. We are entitled to live our lives according to our own choices and values, and that is what makes us a great nation. But that is also why I find billboards such as the latest one...

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Democrats Just Won, But It's Not Because of the Budget Deal

(9) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 5:08 PM

Before the ink is even dry on the new budget deal that House Republicans and Democrats agreed upon last week, Paul Ryan, who was posturing as the great healer and uniter of our divided government, threw a mind-bending zinger at the American people. In an interview on Fox News Sunday,...

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Remembering Newtown, and Gun Control

(60) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM

On December 14, 2013, the first anniversary of the horrific massacre of 20 young children and 6 adults by crazed gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town of Newtown, Connecticut has decided not to hold a public commemoration in order to avoid a media circus...

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Why Israel's Stance Could Help the Iran Deal Succeed

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Even as Republicans continue to attack the six-month deal reached by the U.S. and P5+1 world powers with Iran, in which the latter would give up its nuclear ambitions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, and Secretary of State John Kerry tries to prevent new sanctions being...

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Employers vs. Free Markets: Why the U.S. Needs a Minimum Wage Hike

(111) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 4:10 PM

In a capitalist system, the government should not intervene in free market dynamics, but what if those free market principles fail? On the heels of Black Friday's Walmart worker strikes and historic levels of nationwide protests, it is worth examining if wages for low income workers really conform...

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Why Universal Health Care Is Our Inalienable Right

(277) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 8:46 AM

In the political firestorm over the ungainly rollout of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, one central question that should be front and center in our national debate seems to have receded into the background, and that is whether universal health care is a fundamental right or a privilege. It...

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Rx for Obamacare: Four Things the President Should Do Now

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 12:21 PM

The debut of the Affordable Care Act has been a case study in Murphy's Law. Not only was the website a technical disaster but the sudden cancellation by insurance companies of existing policies due to the complicated rules of the ACA added insult to injury. This has given the GOP...

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Why the Assault on Obamacare Is Unfounded and Sadistic

(60) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 5:58 PM

This week a Republican friend of mine sent me an email asking why I had suddenly gone silent on Obamacare, except he called it Nobamacare, and went on to gloat about how it was a disaster. Other than the fact that I have written about it, what struck me was...

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Can a Third Political Party bring America back to Center?

(54) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:04 AM

Early on in his presidency, Barack Obama, who had campaigned on the promise of bipartisanship, discovered that even Republicans who had expressed their support for him had no real intention of providing it, and were quickly turning into dogged adversaries on every issue. Over time, and as far-right extremism surged,...

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When Guns Do Kill People

(28) Comments | Posted November 3, 2013 | 5:28 PM

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns. Even the recent shooting at the Washington Navy Yards, which claimed 13 victims...

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Washington's Historic Opportunity to Help Low Income Americans

(11) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Now that the immediate budget crisis in Washington is over, the battle between Democrats and Republicans is back on familiar ground, namely, spending cuts and taxes. Given the ongoing differences between the two parties on those issues, it is unlikely that détente will automatically ensue but after the damage done...

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Top 8 Reasons Why the Tea Party Really Hates Obamacare

(10) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:07 PM

I know we live in partisan times but I am still mystified by the extreme level of hatred that the Tea Party has for Obamacare. Sure, there have been problems with the website but those are inevitable growing pains of a massive health care overhaul in the United States which...

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