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Going Bold on a Treasury Secretary: A Visionary, Financially-Savvy, Former Labor Secretary, aka Robert Reich

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich fits the bill perfectly and uniquely. There is no Labor Secretary in recent memory that also has such a deep understanding of financial markets.

Michael Sky is Dying

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books
Norm Stamper

Unless you live on a small, green island off Washington State, or haven't read his books or participated in his workshops, you've probably not heard of Michael Sky. He is a dear friend, and he is dying.

Geithner: Congress Will Increase Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 13, 2011 10:55:23 PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that Congress will allow the country to bo...

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

Goldman Sachs: Too Big For Jail?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Just because the SEC filed a lawsuit, it doesn't mean they will win. Goldman Sachs could easily prevail. Before we start breaking out the champagne, let's look at what is actually going on.

Trade Deficits and the Financial Crisis

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

The unnoted irony of On the Brink is that Paulson wound up in the hot seat in the U.S. Treasury just when the financial speculation he fostered came crashing down.

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

How Geithner Can Bow Out Gracefully

Larry Arnstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Arnstein

Finding a ring of high class hookers in Washington is like going outside and throwing a rock, in pretty much any direction.

AIG and the Rest of the Looters

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

What if the regulators were better rewarded for their efforts? Much better rewarded? What if they could keep some hefty percentage of the proceeds of every scam they uncovered, every scheme they shut down?

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Team Obama: Transformation, Transparency & Trust

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

This team inspires trust due to their credentials, experience, and unity around Obama's core economic philosophy -- that America is built on a strong, vibrant, thriving middle class.

Take A Deep Breath And Count To Three

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Harber

Congress and the current Administration have allowed the nation's finances to deteriorate to a dangerous level.

Paulson says "Just Trust Me"

Neil Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil Grossman

Neither the Treasury nor the Federal Reserve has done a good job handling the economy, the financial system, regulation. If most of us had their track record, we wouldn't be taken seriously.

Government Not Expected To Bail Out More Companies

AP | JOE BEL BRUNO and STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The U.S. government is signaling it won't throw a lifeline to struggling financial companies _ except for mortgage linchpins Fannie M...

McCain's Out-of-Touch Co-Chair Says U.S. is "a Nation of Whiners"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Americans aren't whining. They are voicing their justified frustration with policies that put profits over people. They have had it with politicians who stand in the way of change.