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Shahien Nasiripour

The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is Pitiful

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burden...

Apocalypses Everywhere

Ira Chernus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Ira Chernus

Why does American culture use the A-word so promiscuously? Perhaps we've been living so long under a cloud of doom that every danger now readily takes on the same lethal hue.

Defacing America the Beautiful

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Denying food to the hungry, chemo to the cancer-stricken? That is not American. That is what ruthless dictators do. That is the stuff of Kim Jong-il. That is not how Americans treat each other.

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

Understanding How Bad Lance Armstrong Really Is

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

If you wonder what the deal with Lance is about, just look back at those bank CEOs, and what they did to millions of people. They cheated, they got outed, they got caught, and then they tried to pretend that they were victims.

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

Santa Special: A Fatter Net Worth

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Perhaps, judging from the way our trio of pros see it, John Wayne had the right idea when he said "courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway."

Citibank: Will Anyone Hold Rubin and Prince Accountable?

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When bankers think they can get away with rampant fraud and get paid very well to do it, they'll do it. Robert Rubin's best defense is that he really isn't all that bright -- he's either an idiot or a criminal.

Secretive Speed Traders In Spotlight After Flash Crash On Wall Street

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — If you saw a penny on the sidewalk, would you pick it up? You may think it's not worth the effort, but a breed of investors who have...

How Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny colluded to crash the stock market

John Standerfer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Standerfer

Another week brings another round of political theatre on capital hill. This week's topic was the stock market "crash" of last week and had all the t...

From Wall Street to Neverland: The Year America Didn't Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

The public health burden of insomnia on the US is measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars. While we routinely cut calories, or cram in exercise, sleep has not even entered the conversational lexicon.

Want to Close Guantanamo? No Problem

Kathy Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathy Rose

Why is everyone making such a fuss about where to move the men who are still at Guantanamo? I have the solution. I live in a huge anonymous apartment building in Manhattan...

Hallelujah, Salvation Is At Hand! Or Is It?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Fundamental problems are not being resolved, but rather papered over: the excess debt of low quality, excess speculation in the financial markets and mushrooming debt and deficits.

How Bear Markets End

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

The bear phases of these markets lasted from 3-30 months (we're currently in month 17). The drop from 1929-1932 was also about 30 months.

The Secret Formula That Destroyed Wall Street

Wired | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A year ago, it was hardly unthinkable that a math wizard like David X. Li might someday earn a Nobel Prize. After all, financial economists--even Wal...

The Oscars: Party Like It's 1929 ...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Perhaps we can celebrate in the same spirit that inhabited that first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in May 1929, just 5 months before the whole world slid into the economic abyss.

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?

Obama: Vacation's End

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama's vacation ends like many of ours have over the years. With pleasant memories behind and significant problems ahead.

The Great Depression, The New Deal, World War II and the Crash of '08

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Let's start with what everyone can agree on. There was a Great Depression, then the New Deal, then World War II. Also, that America emerged from tha...

What Recession?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Cahn

My question to anyone who cares to answer is: who is out there buying the Louboutin pumps? The Vivier booties? The Hermes scarves, the Chloe bags? Is it you? Or anyone you know?

Why Not a "Bailout" That Restructures Health Care to Benefit All?

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Swenson

"Free-market" health care is as perverse an incentive as free-market police and fire protection would be, leaving everyone vulnerable, at the mercy of the marketplace.

My Interview With Noam Chomsky on the Economy

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Cohen

Noam Chomsky's encyclopedic knowledge of political, philosophical and economic issues is simply breathtaking, as is his ability to break complex subjects down to their rawest essentials.

New President, New CRA

Mark Winston Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Winston Griffith

This nation doesn't need a weaker CRA, but a re-conceived and far stronger tool in the effort to ensure ready access to quality, non-discriminatory, financial services in all communities.

Paulson Deal Cheats American Taxpayers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

We need to bury the philosophy that worships only business, free markets, deregulation and free trade, and replace it with an economic program that rebuilds the middle class.

The Olympics of the Swindles

Rep. Major R. Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Major R. Owens

The present economic collapse, which will surely devour more than a trillion taxpayer dollars within the next six months, utilized an earlier model -- the Savings and Loans swindle.