Economy

Scenes From the Crackup Scenes From the Crackup

Behind the scrim of boom times there was always debt and sex--and the intimate economy of panic and desire.

Oct 16, 2008 / Editorial / JoAnn Wypijewski

Dr. Paulson’s Magic Potion Dr. Paulson’s Magic Potion

As Bush and Paulson throw money at the problem, Obama is moving rapidly to adapt to the crisis that awaits the next president.

Oct 16, 2008 / Editorial / William Greider

Left and Right Left and Right

If nationalizing banks is suddenly on the table, what else might be placed there?

Oct 16, 2008 / Editorial / The Editors

Predatory Scapegoating Predatory Scapegoating

The real scandal of the year is that Eliot Spitzer, brought low by his own bad behavior, had predatory lenders in his sights.

Oct 16, 2008 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Hard Knocks in the Workplace Hard Knocks in the Workplace

The rights of workers get little attention from the court, and employers know they can violate those rights with impunity.

Oct 16, 2008 / Feature / Eric Schnapper

Debtor Nation Debtor Nation

The Supreme Court has done little to protect a nation of debtors from predatory lending practices.

Oct 16, 2008 / Feature / Robert M. Lawless

Paulson’s Bailout Beast Paulson’s Bailout Beast

Henry Paulson's latest plan takes us further down to road to state capitalism, whose only principle is to protect the bankers who created the problem.

Oct 15, 2008 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

No Debate: Hempstead Is Struggling No Debate: Hempstead Is Struggling

As the media descends on Hempstead, NY, for the last presidential debate, regular citizens express frustration with crises at home and abroad.

Oct 15, 2008 / Video / American News Project

Hoover, 2008: McCain’s Bogus Reform Hoover, 2008: McCain’s Bogus Reform

For years, John McCain backed legislation that decriminalized Wall Street's reckless conduct. No amount of New Deal posturing can hide that record.

Oct 15, 2008 / Column / Robert Scheer

Paulson’s Plan B Paulson’s Plan B

The Treasury Secretary's decision to buy equity stakes in banks still fails to address the fundamental flaws in the system.

Oct 14, 2008 / Editorial / Nomi Prins

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