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China's Miracle Economy: Have the Chinese Become the World's Greatest Capitalists?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ellen Brown

To the extent that China's stimulus plan is working better than in the U.S. and the U.K., this seems to be because the government is using the banks for public ends, rather than allowing the banks to use the government for private ends.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

Fast-Rising Protest Group Challenges Power of the Bankers

Kristina Rizga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Rizga

In the first three weeks, 8,000 people of all ages signed up to participate in protests planned in over 55 cities. WireTap talked to Tiffiniy Cheng to find out why A New Way Forward thinks a different bailout plan is urgent.

Plumbing the Depths of GOP Labels

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

How can the GOP get more votes in the future, even if it doesn't diversify its monikers? Perhaps by assembling a synergistic coalition of "hockey moms" and "NASCAR dads."

Great Games for Christmas: The Economy Edition!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jilly Gagnon

Great game for Christmas? Clue. I know who did it! It was Pastor Warren, in the chapel, with the lead pipe! Oh....OH, oh my god. Kids, turn away! That is NOT a marriage!

Cowboy McCain Makes Bush Look Like A Genius

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

What kind of message does it send to responsible companies when losers are rewarded? The answer is, allow failures to fail, reward strong companies. Why can't members of congress get it?

Global Monopoly: Which Prestigious City Got The Boardwalk Spot?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Bye bye, Boardwalk. The Quebec metropolis of Montreal snagged the most expensive spot on a new global version of Monopo...

Hasbro's Monopoly "World Edition" Gets Caught In Jerusalem Feud

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monopoly, the iconic game of capitalism, has been drawn into the dispute over Jerusalem. Hasbro Inc. issued an apology Thursday after an employee, re...