Nation Topics - Economic Policy
News and Features
Taxpayers are getting a raw deal in Citigroup's plan to repay its bailout funds. But you would never know it from reading the news.
Representative Marcy Kaptur, a longstanding advocate for foreclosure relief, talks to The Nation about prospects for sweeping financial reform.
At major US banks, shareholders actually want their executives to be rewarded for taking on excessive risk.
Americans want to know what went wrong during last year's economic meltdown. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will find the answers.
Blue Dog Democrats are undermining prospects for financial-industry regulation and reform.
How well will Representative Barney Frank's proposed regulatory reform legislation address the "too big to fail" problem?
It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.
The time to pay down the deficit will come only after the economy recovers.
To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.
The first step toward lasting financial reform is to identify the roots of the crisis.