President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) couldn’t have come at a more critical time.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday September 21, 2010 8:41 am|
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday July 6, 2010 8:42 am|
by Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger
After months of modest gains, the U.S. economy lost 125,000 jobs during June. That’s the worst jobs-related news this year. Without serious action soon, the struggling U.S. economy is going to get even uglier. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s economic team was slow to recognize the severity of the jobs crisis, and now seems unable to get Congress to actually do something about it.
|By: Jim Moss Saturday April 10, 2010 7:00 pm|
Business Insider has just published a striking series of charts and graphs that makes it crystal clear how much the wealth gap is increasing. It’s well worth the perusal.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday March 23, 2010 9:47 am|
By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger
Now that health care reform has finally been enacted, a host of critical economic issues are taking center stage, including financial reform, unemployment and deeply rooted economic inequality. But it’s important to note that with its health care vote, the U.S. House of Representatives actually approved a very important, and often overlooked financial reform: Student lending.