Liveblogging in AFN: Financial Reform Panel Discussion

We’re here at AFN – the America’s Future Now conference – liveblogging a session called “Curbing Wall Street: Strategies Going Forward.” It’s a subject close to our heart. The panelists […]
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Law and Order: AIG

President Obama’s Department of Justice announced last week that there would be no indictments in the collapse of AIG, an event which led to a worldwide economic collapse and cost […]
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Some Games Are Zero-Sum, Mr. President

Turning conflicts of interest into “win/win” situations can be a form of brilliance. Pretending those conflicts don’t exist can be a form of indifference. That’s why it was troubling to […]
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Wall Street: Terminators in the Casino

Anyone who’s ever seen a Terminator movie knows that civilization ended when a computer system called “Skynet” came alive and tried to terminate the human race by starting a nuclear […]
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Shorting Democracy

This may be the single biggest lie in modern American history: “Most Republicans want a bill,” said Sen. Richard Shelby, “but they want a substantive bill.” We’ve criticized the Democrats […]
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The President Has Spoken. Now Let’s Help Him Act.

If you’ve ever wondered what the phrase “the sound of silence” means, you should’ve been listening when the President invited “the titans of industry” to join him in promoting financial […]
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The Trillion-Dollar Shadow

What secrets are hidden in the Federal Reserve’s trillion-dollar shadow? Economic recovery depends on confidence, and confidence requires knowledge. But Senators like Chris Dodd and Judd Gregg don’t want us […]
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What Would You Ask Tim Geithner If You Had the Chance?

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner delivered a populist stemwinder of a speech the other day, bringing his rhetorical A-game with comments like these: “Listen less to those whose judgments brought us […]
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Rep. Grayson Demands Release of AIG Materials

Rep. Alan Grayson has written a letter calling for the release of all documents and materials contained on AIG’s internal servers. His idea deserves support. US taxpayers rescued AIG and […]
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