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Vulture Capitalism

Christina Wilkie

Vulture Capitalists Circle Over Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Argentina's 2001 foreign debt default, now a subject for history and economics textbooks, is still playing out in the pages of Washingto...

Behind the Republican Rhetoric: The Misleading Appeal of Free-Market Capitalism

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Coates

At this moment, the U.S. economy is probably most properly described as a classic example of "crony capitalism." And if we are going anywhere new as an economy, we are in danger of heading to something even worse -- "vulture capitalism."

Mitt's Memory Hole

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

For all the talk about "introducing" Romney to America, Romney has to remain an enigma. He can't talk honestly about the economic calamity that Obama inherited because he champions the very policies that led to it. He must make us forget it.

The Virtue of Selfishness: Romney, Ryan and Rand

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Maya Angelou warned us: "Believe people when they tell you who they are. They know themselves better than you do." Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have told us exactly who they are. The American people would do well to listen.

He's Not One Of Us, Venture Capitalists Say

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When staffers at the National Venture Capital Association see a report that refers to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's investment...

Inside the Mitt

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Mitt Romney is the perfect Republican candidate: a straight, religious, white man who is rich and can self-fund his campaign. And Romney shares a common Republican personality defect: he doesn't empathize with average Americans.

The General Welfare

Anthony Flaccavento | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Anthony Flaccavento

How to build an economy and political system that secures this general welfare, now and in the future, is the most critical and challenging question we face.

Did Economic Populism Win South Carolina for Newt Gingrich?

Asher Smith | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Perhaps Mitt Romney's fumble in South Carolina was not entirely unpredictable. But why, if Romney was not to prevail, was it Newt Gingrich -- and not Rick Santorum -- who benefited?

Evaluating the Merits of Private Equity

Chris Ladd | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Chris Ladd

The fact that Republicans are debating (or almost sort-of debating) the merits of certain business practices is a ground-breaking development all by itself.

Jason Cherkis

Let The Mud Fly: Read Texas Dems' 500-Page Rick Perry Opposition Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for the 2008 GOP nomination, John McCain's campaign team pulled together 200 pages of dirt on his 2008 rival Mitt Romney, posted...

"Bain Capitalism": Mitt's Frankenstein Is a Politically-Created Monster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bain Capital -- and Bain Capitalism -- isn't Mitt's creation. It was sewed together from the corpses of dead ideals and shocked into life in Washington's political laboratories.

Tomorrow's Info Today: Staying Ahead of the News Cycle

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

From now on, I will only get my news from future-based sources, and thus seek to remain ahead of the curve. Outlandish, you say? Impossible? You are obviously so behind the times.