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Economic Meltdown

Can the Republican Party Be Reinvented? Talking Openly About the Elephant in the Room

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.

IMF Head: World Economy In 'A Dangerous Situation'

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund said the world economy was in danger and urged Europeans to speak with one voice on ...

ReThink Interview: Charles Ferguson, Director of Inside Job

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

People interviewed in Inside Job claim that finance professionals deserve their money. But can someone rationally argue that someone earning $30 million/year works 1,000 times harder than someone earning $30,000/year?

'The Great American Stickup'

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

Clinton betrayed the wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal reforms that capitalism needed to be saved from its own excess in order to survive, that the free market would remain free only if it was properly regulated in the public interest.

The Great American Stickup

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Scheer

The big cop-out about the banking meltdown has been the argument by those most complicit that there was "enough blame to go around" and that no institution or individual should be singled out for accountability.

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Arthur Delaney

Tent Cities: An American Tradition

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A couple weeks ago a reader shared word with the Huffington Post of a tent city in Virginia, about an hour outside of D.C., where tons of middle class...

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."

Why Human Rights are Indispensable to Financial Regulation

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Radhika Balakrishnan

The biggest economic meltdown in the US since the Great Depression continues to erode fundamental human rights. The collateral damage of the financial crisis is stupendous.

What Is Psychological Health in the 21st Century?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Today's world is an interconnected, interdependent, diverse, unpredictable and unstable global community. And that's created new psychological challenges for everyone, challenges that require a highly proactive mentality.

The Health Insurance You Have Now Sucks

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The president likes to say, "If you like the health insurance you have now..." The problem is that much like your utter lack of financial security, the health insurance you have now... sucks.

Federal Deficit Is A Triumph Of Fiscal Policy: Stan Collender

Capital Gains and Games | Stan Collender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite the headlines and the page-one, right-hand column, above-the-fold stories in the New York Times and Washington Post on Saturday, I'm not at al...

goldman-sachs, giant vampire squid

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

Goldman Sachs, the giant vampire squid, wrapped around our faces with a funnel, sits upon a Ponzi pyramid, preventing light to shine within its tunnel...

Peter Kraus Scores High on Obama Team

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

I sat down recently with Peter Kraus. In December, at the height of the market turmoil, he became Chair and CEO of Alliance/Bernstein of New York, one of the world's largest asset management firms.

Dollar, Inflation, Recession Optimism

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A world expert on economics delivered a cogent and optimistic analysis of the meltdown, its causes, its cure and its effect on the future at the recent Global Business Forum in Banff, Alberta.

Financial Crisis Panel To Begin Inquiry

AP | By ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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How To Live On $0 A Day: Rich Corporate Executives Have Problems Too, You Know

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

I know this is going to be difficult to hear, but you're going to have to pretend to make some major sacrifices.

America's Tax Crybabies

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

To Canadians, and the rest of the free/developed world, an across-the-board sales tax is not only a no-brainer but, quite possibly, a world saver now.

Fed Survey: Economy Has "Begun To Stabilize, Albeit At A Low Level."

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economy is finally showing signs of stabilizing in some regions of the country – especially in parts of the Northeast and...

When Bush Got 'Drunk' -- As Meltdown Approached

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It's fun, sad and fascinating to look back one year at one of the few YouTube highlights or lowlights of the George W. Bush presidency.

The Competition For Jobs, By The Numbers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The competition for jobs intensified in May, the government said Tuesday, as employers advertised more positions but the number of ...

Rethinking Wall Street: Why Bernie Madoff Makes Gordon Gekko Look Like Zac Efron

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

But as the sordid details of the economic meltdown are revealed, it's clear that Gordon Gekko has nothing on the real corporate supervillains walking freely among us today.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Sample The Good Life

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

I'm not advocating dining and dashing (except on special occasions). Nor am I suggesting we return to the old ways of hunting and foraging for sustenance (a practice often referred to as "stealing" these days).

Ending the Meltdown Melodrama

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Chopra

Mass media thrives on melodrama, and so does modern politics. We became addicted to the scary side of the economic meltdown -- the term itself is a piece of verbal melodrama.

From Stress to Serenity

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

I talked recently to Dr. William Fisher who gives tips on ways to reduce stress on your own as well as providing some warning signs on when you should seek professional help.