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    Raising Big Banks' Leverage Ratio Good, But Not Nearly Enough
    Forcing big banks to increase capital on hand will make another taxpayer bailout less likely, but it's still business as usual for Wall Street

      April 14, 14

    Yellen Talks the Talk But Will She Walk the Walk?
    Robert Pollin: Janet Yellen distinguished herself in her first speech but it remains to be seen if she will change the policies of the Federal Reserve

      April 6, 14

    Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks
    PERI Economist Gerald Epstein says U.S. banks won't be able to endure another shock to the global economy, and expect to be bailed out when the next crisis hits

      March 30, 14

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Strikes Back Against Austerity
    Robert Pollin: The Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget would increase spending on education, healthcare and the green economy while rolling back cuts against social services

      March 19, 2014

    Obama's Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency
    Jerry Epstein: President Obama's budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

      March 7, 2014

    Deficit Is Falling Because Of Government Austerity, Not Economic Recovery
    Economist Stephanie Kelton says there is no long-term debt or deficit problem in the United States

      March 2, 2014

    Yellen's Tapering of Quantitative Easing Disruptive at Home and Abroad
    Janet Yellen's first congressional testimony affirms that the Fed will continue to implement policies harmful to emerging markets, and will not address structural causes of inequality in the US

      February 14, 2014

    Tapering of Quantitative Easing Is Throwing Emerging Markets into Chaos - And Big Banks Are Getting Richer
    Despite no real economic recovery, the Fed is winding down quantitative easing, throwing developing countries' economies into chaos

      February 9, 14

    Why is the Fed Pushing Interest Rates Higher?
    Gerald Epstein: The big banks will benefit from higher interest rates in emerging markets but this does not benefit the US economy.

      January 30, 14

    Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers' Wages
    Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

      December 5, 13

    German Exporters Benefit from European Austerity
    Austerity reduces the value of the Euro which helps German exporters

      October 24, 13

    Federal Reserve in Uncharted Territory
    Global Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz, on the Crisis of Financial Crisis Management.

      October 21, 13

    Economist: There is no debt crisis
    The debt crisis is contrived.

      October 18, 13

    Economist: "There's Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US"
    Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

      October 2, 13

    The Next Federal Reserve Chair will Decide the Fate of Dodd-Frank
    Gerald Epstein: Larry Summers is the chief architect of the financial crisis and should not be chief regulator of the financial system

      September 10, 13

    Wall Street Eager to See Larry Summers Nominated Fed Chair
    Summers likely to be next Fed chair not despite failures but because of them

      September 2, 13

    Instead of Recovery British Economy Shows Signs of Stagnation
    John Weeks: "British Press tries to vindicate austerity and budget cuts as "signs of economic recovery."

      August 13, 13

    Michigan Leads Nation in Massive Corporate Tax Breaks (The Untold Story of Detroit's Decline)
    A new study of state subsidies for corporations over a 30-year period reveals cost of $456,000 per job

      August 2, 13

    Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful
    The GDP is the most commonly cited economic metric but it doesn't tell us what we need to know

      July 23, 13

    Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent - Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos
    Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC

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