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Congress bails out the banks, but needs to do far more for homeowners devastated by the subprime crisis.

The Fed Chief believes if he pumps enough money into the economy, he can stop the slide of house prices and thus stave off financial disaster. How's he doing? So far, not so good.

Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with our own sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.

The power of Wall Street money and ideas must give way to a new public agenda to restore the real economy.

As the federal bailout of the banking industry continues, is it too much to ask that McCain, Clinton and Obama abandon their blue-sky promises and address reality?

Bush turns out to be the undertaker of the free market's false promises to ordinary Americans.

He should stiffen his meager bailout plan and call for a moratorium on foreclosures and serious government intervention.

Now that Dennis Kucinich is out of the presidential debates, don't expect Clinton or Obama to hold unregulated bankers accountable for the global economic meltdown.

Civil legal aid attorneys could have sounded the alarm years before the subprime scandal began destroying the lives of urban poor--but Congress wouldn't let them.

Two new books profile the generation of counterfeiters and con men who sprouted up in Jacksonian-era America.

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The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

The settlement with one of the nation’s biggest banks is historic—what should be next?

November 20, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

The Strike Debt movement is planning a Rolling Jubilee—a bailout of the people, by the people. 

November 12, 2012

The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

“Everyone does it” is not an adequate excuse. Will bankers depart with their multimillion-dollar rewards intact?

July 10, 2012

The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.

July 9, 2012

In Des Moines, home to Wells Fargo’s mortgage division, protesters took a stand against the bank’s abusive lending practices.

April 23, 2012

With millions still on the verge of losing their homes, why is the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency standing in the way of solutions for the housing crisis? 

March 21, 2012