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US Postal Service

March 4, 2014
Mike Konczal: A public option for banks will dramatically improve and help regulate the financial services industry.

Why is Inflation So High in Venezuela?

February 23, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (2/2): Attempting to build socialism surrounded by a global capitalist economy and being reliant on oil revenues, Venezuela is struggling to find a solution to capital flight and exchange rate problems

Venezuela Protests Reveal Rivalry in Opposition Leadership

February 22, 2014

Gregory Wilpert (1/2): High inflation and shortages trigger a protest movement that splits opposition camp

Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

Why is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

January 29, 2014

Minqi Li: State funded expansion of infrastructure projects is creating over capacity as wages and domestic consumer demand remains low

Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster

December 23, 2013

Nuclear expert and researcher Joseph Mangano explains his research in connecting the increase of hypothyroidism in newborns on the West coast to the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

October 9, 2013

Bill Black: Yellin’s confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

September 4, 2013
Japanese government $500 million ice wall is a precarious, temporary fix, not a permanent solution to the radioactive water leaking from stricken nuclear reactors

Japan

September 4, 2013
Japanese government $500 million ice wall is a precarious, temporary fix, not a permanent solution to the radioactive water leaking from stricken nuclear reactors

The Government is Finally Arresting Wall Street Bankers…For Losing Wall Street’s Money

August 14, 2013

The Dept. of Justice will let JP Morgan’s London Whale off the hook while prosecuting low-level traders.

Fossil Fuel

December 7, 2012
Janet Redman: UN conference reflects lack of urgency from developed countries and focus on private finance