Category Archives: financial reform

Why We Must Regulate Financial Firms

Americans seem to love their rich folk. They look at them as superheroes that have somehow shook the bonds of terrestrial powers and made themselves above other humans. Thus we tend to think that those who have money are not … Continue reading

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No Funding For Schools; No Taxes On Some Corporations

It surely is a strange situation when we have our Republican legislators tell us out of one side of their mouths that there is no money for Iowa schools to maintain the status quo, yet from the other side of … Continue reading

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The Biggest Theft Yet?

Since it first came out about two months ago, the story of Detroit’s bankruptcy has been fascinating and scary. The story that America’s media dishes out to us in 30 second sound bites doesn’t even come close to squaring with … Continue reading

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Eye-opening chart

The charts below have been out on the internet recently. Not sure where they originated. But in a couple of simple pictures you can see that the so-called “free market” and unrestrained capitalism leads to solutions that are best for … Continue reading

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A Champion Emerges

Last week a report came out that the income gap between the richest 1% and those at the other end has not been wider since 1928. This was of course right before the crash. This and many other indicators suggest … Continue reading

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Statute Of Limitations Ending?

Well, it was right about 5 years ago that there was a whole lot of shenanigans going on in the financial houses of Wall Street. Five years ago on Sept. 16th, I believe. Now I am not a lawyer. Most of … Continue reading

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Kick Back Sunday Afternoon

Frontline: The Untouchables Just in case you missed the PBS Frontline broadcast of “The Untouchables” on why no one from Wall Street has been prosecuted for bringing the US to the brink of depression. Prepare to be outraged. Watch it … Continue reading

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