Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: banks

States can break up big banks. Here’s how.

Big banks are unpopular in both red and blue states; breaking them up could attract support across party lines and prove a winning electoral strategy.

Wall Street, banks, and angry citizens

The inequality gap on a planet growing more extreme.

Bernie Sanders introduces legislation that would break up ‘too big to...

"If these banks were too big to fail 10 years ago, what would happen if any of them were to fail today?"

Breaking with Wall Street: LA puts it to the voters

The numbers are there to support the case for a city-owned bank, but a critical ingredient in effecting revolutionary change is finding the political will.

The aftershocks of the economic collapse are still being felt

“…the political fallout of the global financial crisis is only just getting started. The real confrontation, it seems, is yet to come.”

Central banks have gone rogue, putting us all at risk

Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market. To say they are buying up the planet may be an exaggeration, but they could.

To stop the next financial crisis, we need public ownership of...

Public ownership of banks is not as crazy as it may sound. It has been the default political response to financial crises around the world for decades.

Was Goldman’s CEO ‘inspiring’ or good for the Economy? Nope, and...

Lloyd Blankfein and his peers are strangling genuine growth, turning a productive economy into a financialized one, and driving up already-unsustainable levels of inequality.

Geithner’s grift, paydays and Democratic drift

Unfortunately, too many Democratic operatives would still rather be like Tim Geithner, even if their party – and the country – pays for it in the end.

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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.”

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...