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Too-Big-To-Fail Advantage Remains Intact For Big Banks

March 26, 2014

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

Federal Contractors Employ More Low-Wage Workers Than Walmart and McDonald’s Combined, While Paying Top Execs. $24 billion

September 26, 2013

Workers and legislators demand President Obama sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees.

Is Effective Financial Regulation Possible?

January 16, 2013

Gerald Epstein: Powerful lobbying by finance sector keeps turning regulations into Swiss cheese; there is an alternative if people fight for it