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Jerry Brown Gets His California Budget, Teachers Unions Get a Harsh Wake-Up Call

William Bradley | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.

Hedge Funds Care? Disrupt Your Conventional Thinking

April Rudin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

I continue to wonder what it will take to overcome some of the misguided perceptions that the public has about hedge funds. But getting the word out about their philanthropic generosity through events like these seems a very good place to start.

Why Movies About Wall Street Help Wall Street

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Nathan Schneider

Entertainment is full of fascination with with some of civilization's most bizarre social arrangements; we justify our enjoyment of them with the thought that they are being presented in some kind of critical manner.

When Did The Customer Stop Being Right?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We are now living with an entire generation of disinterested store clerks, rude waiters, indifferent cable company operators and medical office staffs who frankly don't give a damn whether you ever cross their employer's doorway again. Does Best Buy really wonder why it's in bankruptcy? (Hint: Shoppers hate you.)

What Diplomats Can Learn from Pope Francis

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Institutions such as the International Criminal Court and various treaty bodies are the tide. However, the capacity to recognize the human being in the other is at the source of a new "Golden Rule" that will fashion relationships of compatibility, even synergy over adversity.

This Is Important: The Power of Social Media Impacted What Wall Street Knew About the Cyprus Bailout

Beverly Macy | Posted 05.17.2013 | Business
Beverly Macy

The real-time information river is flowing 24/7 (including weekends!) and it's finally time for companies to understand that and get on board. The competitive gap is widening. I'm predicting the next disruption in financial services will be in the stock market research and industry analysis business.

Why Romney Is Unfit for the Presidency

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

If you think Romney is ready to transcend his questionable business practices, consider that in his only political job, in one term as Massachusetts governor, Romney stood aloof from legislators. Clearly he just suffered through the degrading experience of running a state to build his resume for a White House run.

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Fantasy Veepstakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than write about the likes of Tim Pawlenty and his relative strengths over Rob Portman's budget experience... oh, sorry, I seem to have put myself to sleep there. The real choices aren't exciting to write about, so let's travel to the Land of Make-Believe instead, shall we?

This Rad Throwback Could Be Your Next Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

Have you ever wished that your cell phone could make you look like an ultra-radical stud to the max? Killer news, dude: Designer Brad Helmink has ...

The Private Equity Debate: That '70s Show

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Private equity may not have been the prime mover, and at times it spawned uncertainty and job losses (or worse); but it also opened opportunities, not just for buyout mavens like Romney, but for owners and managers and, in some cases, workers of middle-market companies.

And Lukewarm Was His Name-O

Will Durst | Posted 07.18.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

You don't need a psychoanalyst to detect the latent theme running through the endorsements currently showering Mitt Romney like broken rain gutters pouring down on a concrete toadstool. And that premise is ennui.

'You're My King'

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

This week's episode, "Signal 30," takes us inside the troubled head of straight-laced Peter Campbell, where we discover a young man repeatedly tempting fate.

A Tone-Deaf Tin-Eared Borg

Will Durst | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's a rash that erupts only when Willard's name tops the national polls. A serious knee-buckling case of Buyer's Remorse. Of course the clueless plastic smile of an aged Ken doll hasn't acted as a sufficient antidote either.

What Next, Occupy? Revise Gordon Gekko

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

With the encampments folding or forcibly shut down -- for reasons of public health or winter weather -- and with eulogies already appearing, what next for the earthquake known as Occupy Wall Street?

FBI Tries Techniques Used On Serial Killers To Fight White Collar Crime

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matthew Goldstein) - Bernard Madoff -- the architect of history's biggest Ponzi scheme -- and Gary Ridgway - the Green River killer -- w...

How Much Is Enough for Big Pharma?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Cliff Schecter

Nowhere is this greed more pervasive than among those companies responsible for the health of roughly 300 million of Americans: Big Pharma.

Who's to Blame for the NINJA Generation?

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Why are so many young people looking at bleak futures with fewer jobs and lower incomes and no reserves? Could it be that Wall Street and its craven machinations are somehow to blame?

Nouriel Roubini: Gordon Gekko Is Back

Project Syndicate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A generation later, the sequel to Wall Street -- to be released next month -- sees Gekko released from jail and returned to the financial world. His r...

Green Energy Boys Not So Different Than the Good Ole Oil Boys

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vivian Norris

The Green Boys actually pretend to be about equality and sustainability and democracy, but they are just as obsessed as the oil and Wall Street guys with accumulating more money and power.

France's Gordon Gecko Likely Off to Prison

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weller

The Gordon-Gecko-of-France's sentence was pathetically short compared to the 20 years the fictional character played by Michael Douglas was ordered to serve.

What Wall Street Thinks of Wall Street

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With movie critics split on the film, here's a look at what Wall Street's real bankers -- and those who cover them -- had to say about the movie, its 1987 original, and the larger-than-life Gordon Gekko.

More Bad Guys, More Investigations

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

With the mergers and acquisitions game heating up, the opportunities to beat the system with inside knowledge of non-publicly announced deals have become much greater.

Goodbye Gordon Gekko

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | Books
Michael Martin

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, doesn't think greed serves anyone, and he's so disgusted with it and what's happening on Wall Street that he's written a book.

Tiger Woods: 18 Holes Here I Come!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

As "Wall Street's" Gordon Gekko famously opined, "Greed is good." And Tiger's comeback clearly demonstrates how quickly the greedy, bored, desperate golf industry will welcome him back with open arms.