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The Congressional Blacklist
Founder and CEO, Writeindependent.org
2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.
The Case for Bernie Sanders
Cartoonist and blogger
Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.
A Decade Far Worse Than a "Big Zero" (1999-2009)
Joseph A. Palermo
Professor, historian, author
We can call the 2000s the "Worse Than Zero" decade or the "Big Zero," or anything we wish, but what characterized it most for me was the near total control of corporations, especially over our civic institutions.
McCain, Cantwell Battle The Monolith To Reinstate Glass-Steagall
Former Citigroup CEO Says Banks Shouldn't Mix With Wall Street
Obama Administration Determined to Usher in New Great Depression
Radio host, journalist, allisonkilkenny.com
Whatever one thinks of Paul Volcker, any amateur historian can see that he's right to want to keep investment banking separate from commercial banking.
UBS Money Laundering: What Did Phil Gramm Know?
Editor, Truthdig.com; Author, 'They Know Everything About You'
Given the widespread involvement of UBS in what the Justice Department alleges were efforts to violate U.S. tax laws, it must be asked: Did Gramm have no inkling about what was going on?
One Lesson from the 1930s: Financial Regulation Has to Be Bold
Writer and Professor
Contrary to what John Boehner says, a big foot needs to be placed on the financial industry to make sure that last year's near collapse can never happen again.
Larry Summers: Brilliant Mind, Toxic Ideas
It was on Summers' watch that the credit-default swaps warhead that has blown up our economy was launched. It would be hard to make assumptions that turned out to be more wrong than his were.
The Plot Thickens -- Details You Need To Know About The Bailout
Former Counsel to the Department of Financial Services
Taking distressed mortgage-backed securities off the books of banks will not be enough to stabilize the financial system, as the total exposure to credit default swaps is still largely unknown.
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Citigroup's Oil Trader's $100,000,000 Payday: A Wakeup Call for the Nation
Raymond J. Learsy
Author, 'Ruminations on the Distortion of Oil Prices and Crony...
The latest Citigroup episode puts into clear focus the question that should have been posited from the very outset: what in the world is a bank doing in the oil trading business?!
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