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How to fix the Federal Reserve.

Congress should step up its investigations of the roots of the financial crisis and slow down the rush to weak solutions--especially the empowerment of the Federal Reserve.

How can we expect the experts to reform the financial system when it's experts who got us into this mess to begin with?

The Bush-Obama strategy of throwing trillions at the banks to solve the mortgage crisis is a huge bust. Will the president be able to extricate us from this mess?

We're being robbed. A scathing report by the Treasury Department's inspector general says the TARP program is mismanaged and rife with potential fraud.

As government takes a larger role in business, political skills may matter more than business acumen. And ethics? Not so much.

The economic crisis requires a radical response--not revved-up consumerism.

Without significant federal action, affordable housing will become increasingly out of reach.

Activists demand a foreclosure freeze, renegotiated loans and a bailout for all.

As he drives his team of retreads, the challenge for Obama is to remain the agent of change who electrified the nation.

Blogs

Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

The smallest federal enforcement outfit has perhaps the best record on Wall Street prosecutions. Why?

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The outspoken congressman wants to use the budget crisis to advance his privatization agenda.

October 9, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

Obama has a chance to name a reformer as Fed Chair and make good on the "new politics" he promised in 2008.

September 16, 2013

Certain media outlets claim the sequestration wasn’t that bad, but that’s only because we don’t fully understand their consequences yet.

September 9, 2013