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If You Don't Believe We're Already Back on a Gold Standard, Think Again

Max Keiser | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Max Keiser

Surprisingly, a few days later Warren Buffett made the same observation. He said "the Fed is the greatest hedge fund in history." For Warren, this is great. He is on the receiving end of the biggest transfer of wealth in history from workers and savers to borrowers and speculators.

Ghosts of Enron

Mike Lux | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The ghosts of the Enron Corporation are haunting us still, and they are a lot scarier than any horror movie ghosts because, unlike the Hollywood variety, these ghosts still have enough substance to cause an economic nightmare.

The Central Economic Fights of Our Time, Part 1

Mike Lux | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Taking on the big banks is not just another issue. These TBTF banks have the capacity to crash our economy any time they get greedy and make a bad decision, and they suck trillions of dollars out of productive investment in Main Street businesses.

Is New Technology Destroying Jobs?

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Big corporations, especially big monopolistic corporations, tend to carry labor-saving technology too far. They automate too soon and too much. The reasons are pretty obvious once you think about it.

Too Big to Fail Banks Are Stopping You From Getting 5 Percent on Your Savings

Max Keiser | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Max Keiser

The banking lobby misrepresents the situation in two ways. First, they foster the belief that the economy needs lower rates to 'get going.' Second, the banking lobby likes to pretend that there is no alternative.

The Dallas Fed and Too-Big-to-Fail

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Texas survived and again prospered, but in politicians like Rick Perry and Ron Paul it still displays a broad populist streak that includes enthusiastically bashing the Fed.

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.