On Monday, Bill Clinton went after Rachel Maddow, but not in the way he went after Monica.
|By: masslib Friday June 18, 2010 7:34 pm|
Advice concerning assuarances voters need to get prior to the 2010 election via Dean Baker.
|By: tiffiniycheng Tuesday December 29, 2009 1:00 pm|
In the age of the bailout, blaming the revolving door between corporate lobbying and politics is so obvious that it has become almost cliche. But the reason why it is one of the greatest handicaps to our political system is critically important. The revolving door turns “survival of the fittest” on its head by masking failure, propping up underperforming companies, and hiding inefficiencies in the markets. The new study shows the extent to which political connections influenced how TARP bailout funds were paid out.
|By: libbyliberal Saturday October 24, 2009 12:16 pm|
Just in case you aren’t incensed enough by tales of the Reverse Robin Hoods right now in Washington D.C., access Frontline’s latest documentary, The Warning, to grasp just how long our economic train wreck was warned about and that warning willfully fought and ignored. Even after a near meltdown over ten years ago.
My jaw never left the floor as Frontline unfolded Brooksley Born’s noble but futile fight in the late 1990s for fiscal sanity in America against the ferocious, deregulation-loving Titans of Wall Street led by Alan Greenspan and his primary disciples, Robert Rubin (and his disciple, a young Timothy Geitner) and Larry Summers. Greenspan, an advocate of Ayn Rand’s laissez faire philosophy of governance, had been given free rein during five presidential administrations. He and his free market, high-flying cronies would not abide any challenge to the long-cultivated bountiful status quo by an uppity female securities law enforcer.
|By: Hugh Saturday February 21, 2009 10:40 pm|
A review of Obama’s economic record shows a failure to understand or adequately address the country’s economic problems.