Surging inequality, not Wall Street banditry, is the underlying cause of the Great Recession.
One US billionaire has already passed away since the estate tax expired. Will Senate Democrats get it together to push for reform in reinstatement?
BP's CEO "got his life back" by going yachting, and the rest of the world's millionaires are doing OK, too. But one Gulf fisherman would rather have something else than money.
For all the talk of Wall Street reform, and new consumer protections, and talk of alternative energy policy, the fact remains that for most people, America is a sinking ship.
Demonstrations in Greece may have caused three deaths, but who caused the financial crisis that led to the demonstrations?
How the sub-prime rip off results in transferring wealth out of minority America more than ever before, and how the bill proposed by Congress will not fix this.
How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely brought together in reporting.
Just a few weeks ago, a book talk by ACORN founder Wade Rathke wouldn't have drawn much press attention, but the organization's recent notoriety as a conservative boogeyman has thrust Rathke back in the spotlight.