Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tag: financial crisis

Solving our financial problems

Does the U.S. have enough assets to solve some of its financial problems?

‘Total embarrassment:’ WaPo rebuked for failed fact-check of Sanders on trillion-dollar...

"The piece portends to be an exercise in empirical rigor and mathematical precision. But he's really just playing games with semantics and definitions. And people who understand the issues he 'fact-checks' can see it."

The next crash

That imbalance is back. Watch your wallets.

Retrospectives of the financial crisis are leaving out the most important...

It seems the only people not consulted for their perspective were those most powerfully affected by the crisis’ impact – the millions of families who suffered foreclosure and eviction.

There’s a new crash coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.

Ten years since economic collapse sparked Occupy Wall Street, the Cooperative...

“I think … we recognize we really haven’t done anything serious to deal with the causes of this crash.”

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.”

The Donald in Wonderland

Down the financial rabbit hole with President Trump.

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.

The three big lessons we didn’t learn from the economic crisis

The Street’s political clout is as great as ever, which explains why the Dodd-Frank safeguards are now being watered down – clearing the way for another crisis.

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The unraveling of the American empire

U.S. leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers.
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9 minutes, 29 seconds: Derek Chauvin trial opens with full video of George Floyd’s...

The death of Floyd, who was a 46-year-old Black man and father originally from Houston, Texas, sparked international protests calling for racial justice.

Bowman, Sanders lead coalition demanding ‘desperately needed’ boost to SSI lifeline

“People with disabilities and older adults receiving SSI represent some of the most marginalized members of our society. History will not forgive us if we fail to address their needs.”

Total number of black Americans killed by the US police. Why Joe Biden may...

In clear words, he could be considered as a threat to minority voters.

A third of U.S. billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.