26 May 2016

Chain Of Title: A View From The Ground

Though the damage of the housing crisis has been done and the culprits are rich and free, understanding what really happened may help us stop them next time

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Bloomberg Business Week cover, adapted from photo by koka_sexton on Flickr.
11 May 2016

Hedge Fund Industry Shows Weak Returns As Managers Take Home $13 Billion

Despite a thoroughly lackluster performance recently, the hedge fund industry is still setting records in executive compensation.

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US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at a meeting before the Council on Foreign Relations
05 Apr 2016

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Defends Corporate Tribunals In TPP

Commerce Sec. Pritzker told the Council on Foreign Relations a controversial provision in the TPP was good because the US has prevailed every time.

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27 Mar 2016

Report: 74% Of Billionaire Wealth From Rent-Seeking

A new report offers a breathtaking estimate of how the rich have gotten richer: 74% of billionaire wealth was gained through socially useless activity.

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11 Mar 2016

Wall Street Bonus Pool Is Double Combined Earnings Of Minimum Wage Workers

A new report calculates the Wall Street bonus pool doubles the combined annual earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in America.

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Logo for the Democratic National Committee and crop of photo of Wall Street sign in New York City (right: courtesy terrapin_flyer on Flickr)
02 Mar 2016

Democratic Party Reverses 2008 Restrictions On Lobbying And Corporate Influence

The Democratic National Committee announced it will be reversing restrictions introduced in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and PAC’s.

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24 Feb 2016

Laura Flanders: Pirates, Hackers, And The Sharing Economy

The Laura Flanders Show: How misfits change the economy. Removing legal barriers to a REAL sharing economy. A vital battle over unions at the Supreme Court.

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05 Feb 2016

Corporate Takeover: Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed In New Zealand

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ratified, it could lead to unprecedented corporate control over the Internet, international law, and the environment.

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03 Feb 2016

Goldman Sachs Questions ‘The Efficacy Of Capitalism’

Analysts at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, questioned capitalism’s effectiveness. What did they really mean by that statement?

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08 Jan 2016

Millennials Increasingly Using Payday Lenders And Pawnshops

In the past five years, 40% of millennials used a payday loan, pawnshop, tax refund advance or other alternative financial product.

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