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Wall Street news and analysis from The Nation
January 26, 2016
Note to Hillary: Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans
Under Bill Clinton, Wall Street created a ruinous bubble, while workers lost wages and power.
January 5, 2016
Sanders Promises to Break Up Big Banks, Tax Speculation, and Establish Postal Banking
“I will rein in Wall Street so they can’t crash our economy again,” the senator declares.
December 11, 2015
Hillary Clinton Is Whitewashing the Financial Catastrophe
She has a plan that she claims will reform Wall Street—but she’s deflecting responsibility from old friends and donors in the industry.
December 1, 2015
Ralph Nader on 2016, Wall Street, and Our Broken Political System
The consumer advocate, civil libertarian, and former presidential candidate talks to
November 30, 2015
Let the GOP Hunger Games Begin
The six top Republican candidates take economic policy into the wilderness.
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October 30, 2015
Paul Ryan, R-Wall Street
The new speaker backs bank bailouts, risky investment schemes, and trade deals that have battered his hometown.
October 28, 2015
When Bank Workers Occupy the Banks
Tellers and retail bankers not only struggle to make ends meet themselves—they’re being pushed to sell predatory financial products in the communities that can least afford them.
October 1, 2015
Sanders Is Crowdfunding a Campaign, but That Doesn’t Diminish the Need for Campaign Reform
An insurgent almost matches a front-runner in fundraising, but still calls for an amendment to get big money out of politics.
September 18, 2015
Low Interest Rates Help Private-Equity Moguls and Hurt Average Americans
Today’s near-zero rates are free money for investors, but murder for savers and retirees.
William D. Cohan
September 17, 2015
September 17, 2011: Occupy Wall Street Begins in New York City
“The kids are alright! They may have lost faith in the key institutions of America—the elected officials, the media, the banks—that ought to be steering the country out of economic crisis, but they have not lost faith in the people.”