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Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

John Oliver Absolutely Destroys Dr. Oz

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy

When we look back a few years from now, this might be the moment we'll say the verb "Olivering" became a thing. Because Dr. Oz just got seriously "Oli...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

The House Financial Services Services Committee

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

The members of the committee should understand their primary service is to average Americans, not their donors.

Verizon New Jersey Local Service Increases, 1982-2014 -- 440 Percent

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Let us be clear. You pay a local service bill. It has charges on it that you must pay and you can't get service without it. If Verizon doesn't want to count these charges, then why shouldn't the customer have the right to not pay what's not being counted?

General Motors, Corporate Morality, and the Call for Less Regulation

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The mistake we make is to say "GM knew people were getting killed," when of course this is absolutely inaccurate. GM is a brand, a hood ornament, an institution. No, a group of human beings were responsible for this.

Regulating Regulations: New Rubio Proposal Flawed

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is trying to stimulate a serious discussion about the cost of government regulation and its impact on our economy. But his proposal lacks common sense and should serve only as a starting point.

Let's Make Capitalism a Dirty Word

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Immediately upon entering adulthood, Americans are forced to compete for increasingly-scarce employment. The purpose of most employment isn't to create value for society or future generations, but to create profits for a scant few executives and shareholders.

Eugene Mulero

Senator Suggests 'Regulatory Holiday' For Critics Of Government Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

For those who say the government is overburdening businesses with regulations, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has a proposal. How about a "regul...

Zach Carter

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Author and activist Noam Chomsky said that the congressional controversy over extending unemployment benefits is evidence that American politics has d...

Airline Deregulation: A Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

David Morris | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Morris

If we take into account the remarkably degraded service, a modest reduction in price, and factor in the full costs to employees, customers and communities, any rational cost-benefit analysis must conclude that deregulation has been a failed experiment.

The Future of Testing Your Genetic Future

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

This week, 23andMe, the Google-backed DTC genetic test company, stunned many observers by agreeing to stop sales of its $99 genetic test kit online, saying it will now release only ancestry information and raw data without interpretation.

This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Business

No other nation in the developing world creates income inequality quite like us, and that's possibly hurting economic growth, probably hampering econo...

Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?

The Key Lesson From The Crash Of 1929 That Still Rings True Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Tuesday marks the 84th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. Despite the many decades that have passed, one ...

Hurricane Sandy and the Human Cost of Utility Deregulation

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy offers us an opportunity to start fixing the country's utility crisis. This will only happen, however, if Americans demands accountability from the large companies that too often are putting their own profits before the public good.

Gresham's Law: How Bad Info Beat Good, Made Fox and Rush Rich, and Ruined the GOP

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Spencer Critchley

Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Likely To Attract Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the drama surrounding a government shutdown abates, the House of Representatives expects to take up legislation to expand taxpayer ...

Consensus on Census: America's Stuck in Reverse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We are one of the world's wealthiest democracies, and yet the people who make up the fabric of our population -- who serve our food, stock our warehouses, and take care of our loved ones -- barely make enough to survive.

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Les Leopold | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Today, much of the "strength, prosperity and well-being" of our hard labor is being siphoned into the coffers of Wall Street. Perhaps, in honor of our labor we should remind ourselves how we are being robbed blind.

Revisiting 'Resisting Republican Excess'

David Coates | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
David Coates

It is time, surely, for those of us who want to see important things done in Washington D.C. and in state capitals like Raleigh, North Carolina -- who want Washington and Raleigh to succeed -- to unite together to minimize the impact in both cities of those who want government to fail.

There's Something About Larry (Summers)

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

Little about Washington surprises me, but one thing I could not figure out is why President Obama wants Larry Summers as Fed Chair when Summers is the worst possible candidate for the job, except maybe for Alan Greenspan?

Zach Carter

Warren Pushes Back On Insurance Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday approved new bipartisan legislation to deregulate the insurance indu...

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...