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Obama’s Failings

Democrats can’t win until they recognize how bad Obama’s financial policies were By Matt Stoller/ Washington Post/ January 12, 2017 During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized as … Continue reading

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Iceland Got It Right

From Al Jazeera English:  Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson tells Al Jazeera’s Stephen Cole that Europe should let banks that are ran “irresponsibly” go bankrupt. Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Grimsson also held his country as … Continue reading

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Numbers That Count: Wall Street Justice

1980s-1990s Savings & Loan Crisis: 1,852 S&L bank officials were prosecuted, and 1,072 placed behind bars. Another 2,558 bankers were also jailed, often for offenses which were S&L-linked too.* 2007-08 Financial Crisis, Wall Street Bankers Arrested: 0** 2011 Occupiers Arrested: over … Continue reading

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Shh, Don’t Tell Greece, Italy, Spain or the U.S.

How to Handle a Financial Crisis Like Iceland By Barry Ritholtz   The Big Picture / May 14, 2011 I have long been in the Swedish camp when it comes to food (meatballs with lingonberries) women (tall blondes) and financial crises … Continue reading

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