Monthly Archives: February 2010

Wall Street Moves In for the Kill

February 17, 2010
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Wall Street’s War Against Main Street America Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wrote an op-ed in The New York Times yesterday (Feb. 16) outlining how to put the U.S. economy on rations. Not in those words, of course. Just the opposite: If the government hadn’t bailed out Wall Street’s bad loans, he claims, “unemployment...

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Latvia’s Neoliberal Madness

February 16, 2010
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World Economic Crisis: Latvia’s Neoliberal Madness You Think Greece Has Problems? Latvia’s Road to Serfdom By Prof. Michael Hudson and and Prof. Jeff Sommers While most of the world’s press focuses on Greece (and also Spain, Ireland and Portugal) as the most troubled euro-areas, the much more severe, more devastating and downright deadly crisis...

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The Bernanke Disaster: Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid

February 2, 2010
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Deepening Debt Crisis: The Road to Debt Peonage If the economy deteriorates in the L-shaped “hockey-stick” rut that many economists forecast, what political price will President Obama and the Democrats pay for having returned the financial keys to the Bush Republican appointees who gave away the store in the first place? Reappointing Federal Reserve...

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Obama’s Junk Economics

February 1, 2010
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Democrats Say “Bye” to Populist Option In a dress rehearsal for this November’s mid-term election, Democrats and Republicans vied last week for who could denounce the banks and blame the other party the most for the giveaways to Wall Street that have swollen the public debt since September 2008, pushing the federal budget into...

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