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Across the country, the notion of state-owned banks is catching on.

Why leave your money in big banks that brought the financial system to ruin?

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America helps prevent foreclosures by bringing banks to the negotiating table with mortgage holders.

John Dugan helped create the "too big to fail" economy--so why is he still regulating our banks?

To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

If banks were people, here's what the full $17.5 trillion bailout would look like.

If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.

Was Phil Gramm truly unaware of the widespread efforts at UBS to defraud the US Treasury?

The average American is paying for the banking debacle not only in taxes for the bailout but with lost jobs and homes.

By now everybody must know that the top banking executives responsible for our economic meltdown have no shame.

Blogs

  Free public higher education it is not. But for millions of students at the margins, it's real help.

March 25, 2010

Icelanders have become "the world's first rebels against the idea of clearing up after the mess made by a reckless private bank."

March 7, 2010

The 2009 stimulus bill that was supposed to spur job creation at a sufficient rate to prevent double-digit unemployment might have done so if it had been approved at the level and with the focus intended by the serious players in the U.S. House who initially crafted a real response to the recession.

February 1, 2010

You know how you can tell the Age of Reagan has ended? Because at his State of the Union address, Barack Obama didn't do any of those ordinary-folks-who-make-a-difference shout-outs to the gallery, as every POTUS (that is, Populist of the United States) has since the Gipper's first SOTU in 1982. But if Obama had called on someone, given the frustrated and hectoring nature of his speech, I bet I know who he would have liked to ask to stand up and take a bow: James O'Keefe, the putative pimp and ACORN slayer.

January 29, 2010

If the Democratic Party wants to lose – or, to be more precise, wants to lose badly in 2010 and 2012, it need only maintain its current loyalty to the most powerful interests on Wall Street.

January 25, 2010

As national banks soak up bailout dollars, cut lending, and exploit overdraft fees, a number of Americans have decided to move their money to local banks.

January 5, 2010

Rep. Barney Frank is in the process of bringing a package of banking reform bills to the floor. Today represented a small victory as the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Frank, voted to approve legislation that would prevent financial institutions considered "too big to fail" from inflicting damage on the overall American economy.

December 3, 2009