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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.

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.

Blogs

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015

To strengthen corporate dominance, Washington steadily undermined democracy, encouraged exploitation and nourished anti-union violence in the south.

February 6, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014