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Why Do Texas Energy Companies Hate California?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Enron is gone, collapsed under the weight of their own greed and corruption. But it is clear that the fossil fuel pushers from Texas don't want to see California go into rehab.

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.

Lehman Lawyer Fees Close To $2 Billion

DailyFinance | MELLY ALAZRAKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems there are always those who gain from others' misery. In this case, the lawyers and accountants circling Lehman Brothers stand to make more th...

Think We Need 401(k) Reform? There's a Good Chance Your Employer Wants You to Lobby Against It

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane White

The real scandal on Capitol Hill isn't bankrolling corrupt candidates but creating "fake citizens lobbies" that convinces elected officials to vote the wrong way.

Must See TV: My Trip to Al-Qaeda on HBO

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Williams

This new film isn't some cookie-cutter analysis of Islamic terror. There is no "Bring it on" bumper sticker sloganeering to appease conservative ideologues. In fact, there's no appeasing of either side.

Supreme Court Shoots Down Part Of Key Post-Enron Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to the Enron and other corporate scandals fr...

Final Audit: A Trail of Greed and Revenge!

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Worth

Though entertaining, the compelling message in Final Audit is that greed, corruption and immoral and unethical behavior should not go unpunished.

An Electorate Angry -- At Whom?

Calvin F. Exoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Calvin F. Exoo

The real Mr. Big responsible for the economic and ecological catastrophes that currently beset us is, as usual, in hiding. But a peek at previous man-made disasters will begin to reveal his rap sheet.

The Controversy Surrounding the Criminal Probe into the Gulf Oil Spill

Susan Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Klein

Political opponents of Obama contended that a criminal investigation diverted BP's attention from efforts to plug the well. The prospect of being prosecuted criminally may even have strengthened BP's effort to get matters under control.

The Stealthy Deregulation of Energy

Wallace Turbeville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace Turbeville

A colleague with an encyclopedic knowledge of the economy told me recently that he did not have a good feel for energy deregulation. My friend thought its obscurity may have been planned by the industry.

Why Code of Ethics "Safety Valves" Are Big Mistakes

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregory Unruh

Waiver clauses leave the door open for companies to violate their own code of ethics if executives and the board decide it's a "good" idea. Why have them? Ethics can sometimes impinge on profits.

Citi Field: Baseball's Symbol of Why You Should Move Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Houston was able to find a stadium sponsor to replace Enron. A city as big as New York should be able to find a sponsor for the Mets' field that is not funded by the American taxpayers.

The Gulf: Captured By Our Creations

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Whether human beings can regain some choice over their technological and institutional "creations" is doubtful. We've created a world so complex and fragmented that sane or enlightened governance seems impossible.

Grandma Millie, Widows and Orphans

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harvey Rosenfield

It would all be very amusing if their antics -- "God's work," as Goldman's CEO Lloyd Blankfein described it not long ago -- hadn't cost the country trillions of dollars, and many Americans their jobs, homes and pensions. Not so funny.

I'll Just Stick to the Math!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

I decided I needed to do something instead of just sitting around complaining about how we were getting ripped off by Wall Street, so I threw my two cents into the debate about the economy by writing my first Huffington Post blog.

Shadow Elite: Wall Street Profiteers - Capitalists or Communists?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

American profiteers have done grievous damage to their own free market ideology, and, most importantly, to the economic well-being of the entire world.

Reagan Was Wrong: The Nine Most Terrifying Words Are, "I'm a Libertarian and the Market Will Save You"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I don't agree with Reagan. I'm not scared of the government trying to help. But I am terrified of an unfettered free market.

The Death of Goldman Sachs

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

Criminal behavior. No trust. Reputation destroyed. No customers. I expect Goldman Sachs to be out of business by the end of this year and maybe before the November election. That's just my opinion, of course.

USSC Skilling Appeal

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians an...

Peter Baker and David Herszenhorn: Wall Street Reform Reporting Lacking

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

After all the suffering caused by the massive layoffs and home foreclosures that have devastated communities, the best our elite journalists can do is tell us that they have no way to discern who is lying and who is telling the truth?

The Bank Lobby Gets Desperate on Derivatives

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

As bankers fight to defeat tough new rules on derivatives, all their sloganeers can come up with is that serious rules will send this business overseas. It'd be funny if Congress weren't taking it seriously.

Financial Reform: 6 Things Worth Fighting For In The Senate Bill: The Roosevelt Institute (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the Senate heads into tough negotiations over a historic set of financial reforms, the Roosevelt Institute has put together a crucial set of guidel...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Lucy Prebble, Enron Playwright Awaits Her Broadway Debut

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-23-ronron.jpgThere couldn't be a more auspicious time for the stateside premiere of Enron as news of the latest Wall Street scandal cascades around us.

5 Earth Day Actions You Can Take In 10 Minutes Flat

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

It's Earth Day and in addition to all of the other lists advising you to turn off the lights, get green power, and pay attention to what you are buyin...