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Where Are The Shareholders?

Norman Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norman Goldman

We need corporate reform by way of requiring all shareholders to approve all pay of all executives at all publicly traded corporations. Only then will this looting insanity end.

Sex, Spitzer, Derivatives: Using Our Outrage

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

In a galling demonstration of Washington's tangled priorities, leaders in both parties still refuse to tap Eliot Spitzer's expertise for policymaking and enforcement in the current crisis.

AIG, Populist Rage, and the Future of Banks

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Schweber

Lately the torches-and-pitchforks voices have begun to drown out serious discussion. Time to take a deep breath or two: populist rage is a rotten basis for policy-making.

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

McCain Owes Us More Than Gramm's Resignation

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

McCain wants us to put him in charge of the world's leading economy, but he is outsourcing his intellectual and philosophical responsibilities in that area. It seems to be part of who he is, just like Bush.

Phil Gramm Is Conservatism

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

This is conservatism. The insistence that your economic dissatisfaction is illegitimate, and can only be explained by a brainwashing from the media or politicians

The Medical System Meltdown

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

If McCain is allowed to determine our future medical care, we will continue to suffer as a nation from a system designed to cater to only the smallest percentage of the very most wealthy people on earth.

Green Banking, Good Banking

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

If Ceres Climate Change ratings had been used as a proxy for long-term thinking, they would have been helpful. They would, in the context of the illiquidity of the credit markets, have been a good predictor of the Bankers Panic of 2008.