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Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The former JP Morgan director makes the case for "Robin Hood" taxes.

The Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation. 

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Public ownership

Hey, look it over—public ownership is the most effective way to fix America’s economy.

Blogs

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011