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September 8, 2021
What Do You Think This Is, Earth Prime?
That’s the one where all the problems keep
September 7, 2021
The Fight for the Federal Reserve
The left is split on whether President Biden should reappoint Jerome Powell as Fed chair or replace him with someone more aggressive on climate change.
August 31, 2021
America Can Afford Biden’s Investments at Home. Look at How Much It Spent on Wars.
It is not enough—but it’s a start.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 2, 2021
Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”
The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”
July 9, 2021
Why Shouldn’t the People Own the Banks?
A municipally chartered public bank would not be beholden to the often predatory commercial banking sector.
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June 25, 2021
Warren Buffett Moves to Distance Himself From Bill Gates
The Oracle of Omaha just resigned from the Gates Foundation. But he’s still on the hook for billions in future donations to the troubled charity.
June 21, 2021
The Dangers of Working While Black on Wall Street
Financial institutions say they’re committed to racial justice, but complaints of racism often backfire against those who raise them.
June 14, 2021
Brad Lander Knows How to Achieve the Big, Bold Structural Changes That Will Transform New York
The urban planner running for comptroller argues that the city can drive innovation and change by leveraging its financial power and influence to serve the people.
June 9, 2021
Recording history, one stitch at a time.
June 7, 2021
Despite the Headlines, the Gates Foundation Has Evaded Scrutiny
Allegations of financial misconduct against Michael Larson, who manages the foundation’s money as well as a portion of Bill and Melinda’s personal wealth, should prompt a closer look.