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Crony Capitalism

If you missed this PBS episode from January 20, 2012,, it is well worth a look. Bill Moyers & Company explores “Crony Capitalism,” i.e. what’s remains of what we used to call capitalism and democracy. David Stockman, former budget director … Continue reading

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The American People Are Angry By Bernie Sanders/ OpEdNews.com/ June 28, 2012 The American people are angry.  They are angry that they are being forced to live through the worst recession in our lifetimes — with sky-high unemployment, with millions … Continue reading

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How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform It’s bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law. Even worse is the way they did it – with a big assist from Congress and the White House. By Matt Taibbi/ Rolling Stone/ … Continue reading

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Reich: Moral Rot Is In the Corporate Boardrooms, Not Our Bedrooms

The Difference Between Private and Public Morality by Robert Reich/ March 13, 2012 Republicans have morality upside down. Santorum, Gingrich, and even Romney are barnstorming across the land condemning gay marriage, abortion, out-of-wedlock births, access to contraception, and the wall … Continue reading

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Oil Speculation and the Price of Gas

With gas prices soaring of late, this seems like a good time to re-post an article I wrote last summer about the reasons for fluctuation in the price of oil. I’ve added some additional material at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Why You are Going Broke Filling Up Your Car

“There has been a major debate over the last several years as to whether spikes in oil prices are caused by the fundamentals of supply and demand or whether excessive speculation in the oil futures market is playing a major … Continue reading

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