Treasury

Karzai Justified in Refusal of Bilateral Security Agreement

February 17, 2014

Larry Wilkerson: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is justified in his refusal to accept the terms of the bilateral security agreement, which would keep ten bases under US control and grant troops immunity

Bill Black: Volcker Rule Approved But “Not Enforceable”

December 11, 2013

Former financial regulator Bill Black says 863-page Volcker rule will allow banks to continue their risky financial derivative bets by claiming speculation is mere hedging.

US Government Shutdown

October 16, 2013
Democrats must transform debt limit deal into a victory for progressives

Greg Palast

August 26, 2013
Greg Palast: Secret memo reveals Larry Summers involved in deal that helped setup the global economic crisis

Forbes Billionaires List Growing

March 17, 2013

James Henry: US still leads as many new billionaires emerging in China and Russia; corporate profits at record levels – as austerity hits and unemployment remains high

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013
Gregory Wilpert: Chavez led Venezuela to many accomplishments but leaves unsolved critical problems he hoped to address

Stewart vs Krugman and the Religion of Austerity

January 18, 2013

Bill Black: Obama has options, including the trillion dollar coin, to refuse to negotiate under the gun but he’s taken them off the table; both sides subscribe to the dogma of austerity