Experts Explain How Wall Street Loots The Economy

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, -

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens for Wall Street on Parade. If you feel lost in the cacophony of contrasting claims that Wall Street was adequately reformed under the Dodd-Frank legislation of [...]

Government By Goldman

By Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson, -

By Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson for The Intercept. Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for [...]

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street

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By Max Abelson for Bloomberg - Last month, just before her book “What Happened” was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person [...]

Tenants March To Stop Giveaways To Wall Street Landlords

By Aditi Katti, -

By Aditi Katti for - It was a brutally hot and humid day in the nation’s capital and Margie Mathers needed a cane to get up to the podium, but the Florida senior had a story she [...]

Is Wall Street About To Take Over Public Education?

By Emily Talmage, -

By Emily Talmage for Save Maine Schools - Across the country, teachers are being asked to collect, record, and slog through mountains of data that “experts” insist is meant to improve their [...]

How Wall Street Once Killed The U.S. Solar Industry

By Robinson Meyer, -

By Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic - It’s less obvious than it may seem. The global industry is a $65-billion business, and the United States has been involved in it from the beginning. NASA [...]

From Bad To Worse For Puerto Rico

By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman, -

By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman for Project Syndicate. SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s deep and prolonged recession has led to a severe debt crisis. And the combination of economic contraction [...]

Cities And States Prefer Public Banks To Wall Street

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By Staff of Public Banking Institute - Alarmed by the corruption and greed of Wall Street, many US cities and states are studying the feasibility of establishing public banks. Public banks are [...]

Trump Moves To Aggressively Protect Wall Street

By Justin Sink, Elizabeth Dexheimer, and Katherine Chiglinsky, -

By Justin Sink, Elizabeth Dexheimer, and Katherine Chiglinsky for Bloomberg - President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 [...]

When Trade Deals Couldn’t Get Any Worse – Enter Wall Street

By Pau Keenlyside, -

By Paul Keenlyside for the Sierra Club. What connects two proposed gold mines, one in the high-altitude wetlands of Colombia and one in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania? Both mines would [...]

Trump Conned Voters Says Hedge Funder: Wall Street In Power

By Max Abelson, -

By Max Abelson for Bloomberg - Hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson was feeling happy Wednesday morning. After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, the President-elect tapped [...]

Let’s Rebuild Infrastructure, Not Provide Tax Breaks To Big Corporations

By Bernie Sanders, -

By Bernie Sanders for Medium - Our infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it. Every day, they drive on roads with unforgiving potholes and over bridges that are in disrepair. [...]

Wall Street Sets Political Outlay Record

By Jim Lardner, -

By Jim Lardner for - Wall Street will set still another record for political spending this election cycle. So far in 2015 and 2016, banks and financial interests have put more than [...]

Wall Street Firms Make Money From Teachers’ Pensions

BY David Sirota, Avi Asher-Schapiro And Andrew Pere, -

BY David Sirota, Avi Asher-Schapiro And Andrew Perez for IBT - When Massachusetts public school teachers pay into their pension fund each month, they may not realize where the money goes. Wall [...]

Big Banking Scandal Wall Street Is Hiding From You

By Zach Cartwright, -

By Zach Cartwright for U.S. Uncut - Your community’s tax dollars are getting quietly pilfered by Wall Street banks, and the banks are doing an excellent job of keeping the how away from you. The [...]

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