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Harry Reid Slugs the Far-Right Bully

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.

Economics as Market Failure

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If economists add so little value to markets, why do markets pay economists so much for their advice?

Washington vs. America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.

Nearly 10 Percent Of European Insurers Fail Stress Tests: Regulator

Posted 09.03.2011 | Business

LONDON (Myles Neligan) - Nearly 10 percent of European insurers would need to raise fresh capital in the event of a severe economic shock accompan...

Coping With The Bogeyman Of A Market Crash

Dan Solin | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Listening to "financial astrologers" causes investors to jump in and out of the markets, usually at the wrong times. It's great for the securities industry. It's terrible for investors, most of whom would be better off if they never invested.

Graduating MBAs Are Ill Equipped to Lead Firms in Uncertain Times

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The purpose of finance is to allocate capital efficiently. We'd better ensure the next generation of leaders in finance have learned that efficiency means so much more than a narrow focus on profit maximization.

Publishing Crashes in 2012

Michael A. Stackpole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael A. Stackpole

Prognosticating the future of traditional publishing is not a case of figuring out what will happen, it's just pinpointing the when.

What Does Good Financial Reform Look Like? And Where Is It Today?

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Bernasek

In response to the worst stock market crash in the nation's history, lawmakers in 1934 made a bold and inspiring decision to require full disclosure from publicly listed companies. It was the centerpiece of the SEC.

Who Got Hit Worst in the Market Crash - and Can Victims Catch up?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Media coverage of the 2008 crash often focuses on investors close to retirement age. Here's the under-reported story: The lifetime record of these close-to-retirement investors actually is considerably better than those of other age groups.

Short-Selling (VIDEO): Did It Contribute To The Market's Collapse?

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Let's get our bearings here. What is short-selling? NYU Professor of Finance Steven Figlewski can explain: "You sell the stock with the expectation, ...

Paulson Policy Failures

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The Treasury's policy did nothing to build confidence or stabilize the markets. The precipitous drop of the equity markets in October and November are the market's judgment on their policies.

The Crash of Flight 1549: Maybe the Best Metaphor for 2009 We Could Hope For

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raymond Leon Roker

Maybe the story of this jet crash is exactly the real life fable we needed seared into our nation's consciousness. What if yesterday's "miracle" was a perfect metaphor for 2009?

Greenspan Admits: "It Was All My Fault"

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Klein

"I'd been hoping to avoid this getting out," Greenspan said, "but I have an evil twin." With that, he seemed to acquire a bushy head of hair and a white beard and introduced himself as "Karl."

Oops, New Bailout Isn't Working Either

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The government's seizure of stakes in nine banks was designed to finally return the credit markets to some semblance of normal, so consumers and businesses can get access to money again. Unfortunately, we're still waiting.

Sebastian Mallaby: Main Street's Rescue

Washington Post | Sebastian Mallaby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The most stunning graphic of the past few days shows the stock market's reaction to government attempts to rescue the financial system. Between Monday...

Should You Really Panic And Sell Everything Like Cramer Says?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Why does Cramer think you should get out now? Because the market could decline 20% from here. That's possibly the worst justification for selling medium-term holdings I've ever heard.

Why We Must Move a Financial Rescue Package Forward

Jim Pivonka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Pivonka

The right has decades of experience in turning times of confusion and discontent into newly repressive policies-we have decades of experience in watching that happen.

Memo to Republicans: CRA Has Nothing To Do With the Current Problems

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hale

The CRA isn't even an issue. But that won't stop the the likes of Rush and his progeny from saying it over and over again until all sorts of people believe it.

W&W: Can Saving the Economy Save Us From Spurious Sarah News?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So, sorry, Ms. Palin, but something happened on Wall Street to bump you off the front page. A little major market crash, that's all. Now, the candidat...

Will You Cash Out Before The Market Crashes?

Motley Fool | Tim Hanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Six -- count 'em, six -- major financial firms now declare that the United States is in recession. That list includes heavyweights such as Goldman S...