Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tag: financial crisis

‘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.

The US need not inevitably descend into violent chaos if and...

It’s not too late to begin building a new politics designed to allow us as a people to respond to these crises in a constructive way.

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Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal plan

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Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

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Are terrorist watch lists expanding under Trump?

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