10 Mar 2018

Income Inequality Getting More Scrutiny

Prompted by a slight uptick in wage growth last month and the resulting volatility it caused in the equity markets, the continuing tug-of-war between containing inflation and wage growth Fed and political  policies is getting more attention, but little action. The good news is that there are more articles on

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23 Feb 2018

The NRA Has Become America’s Largest Hate Group

America’s right-wing hate machine moved into high gear at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday when a series of speakers, fueled by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, dropped their list of the most vilified groups, people and movements in the U.S., who all stand in the way of allowing them achieve

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05 Aug 2017

Is This Why Bernie Sanders Lost the Dem Nomination?

It’s pretty clear that Bernie Sanders was denied by nomination by the Democratic National Committee and would have made a better candidate than Hillary Clinton to combat Trump. As numerous politicians have noted, the 2016 election was for Hillary Clinton to lose. And she did.  But why was Sanders denied any

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24 Apr 2017

An Overdue Parody on Capitalism or How Did Trump Become a Billionaire?

For a much-needed parody about the failure of corporate capitalism, check out this article in the Monthy Review. If you don’t think unregulated corporate capitalism has a lot of problems, how do you explain the sad fact that Trump became a billionaire? This is a very clever, much-needed light parody

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03 Mar 2017

Sanders is Nation’s Most Popular Politician, Yet DNC Pretends He Does Not Exist

The truth hurts, but here it is: “Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there. Let me tell you something else some of you might not agree with, it wasn’t that Donald

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04 Jan 2017

Why Obama Intentionally Failed to Reform Wall Street

As President Obama leaves office this month after two terms, people should rightfully assess his achievements, especially those related to financial reform after the largest recession since the Great Depression. But for those who take the time, Obama’s financial reform legacy is non-existent. He had a Democratic majority at the

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24 Nov 2016

Can “Fake” News Get Injected Into Financial Journalism?

A recent study conducted by Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education found that students could not differentiate between “fake” news, defined as sponsored content on web sites, from real news prepared by attributable journalistic sources and legitimate news outlets. Based on their study of over 7,800 middle school, high school

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17 Nov 2016

How Bannon Capitalized on Unpunished Housing Fraud and Helped Trump Win

In an earlier post on this site, the case was made that the American public was outraged that no one went to jail for the systematic housing fraud that happened starting in 2005 and precipitated the worst recession since the Great Depression. The resulting recession wiped out over a trillion

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11 Nov 2016

DNC Finally Starts Its Long Overdue Effort To Clean House

Today’s news has the following long overdue announcement from the Democratic National Committee: “Democrats have alternated between internal finger-pointing and uneasy soul searching after an intensely rocky year. The painful 2016 cycle capped eight years under President Obama that saw the party lose more Senate, House, Governor and state legislative

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26 May 2016

Sanders vs. Trump: Could This Be the Debate of the Century?

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders and Republican Capitalist Donald Trump have tentatively agreed to a debate before the June 7, 2016 primary in California. If so, the event would be an uneven intellectual, bare-knuckles debate about a range of critical issues ranging from the failures of unregulated capitalism, income inequality, the

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