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Gadfly: Regulating vaginas, not Wall Streetnew

Each week, NUVO illustrator Wayne Bertsch turns his keen comic eye to the local headlines.
NUVO  |  Wayne Bertsch  |  09-19-2012  |  Cartoons

The Wall Streeters Come Tumbling Downnew

Cristina Alger provides a privileged peek into New York's upper crust.
East Bay Express  |  Stefanie Kalem  |  03-08-2012  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Review: Margin Callnew

A well-crafted and -acted disaster movie, 'Margin Call' is like 'Titanic,' except the financial system is the boat and the characters are the crew AND the iceberg.
NUVO  |  Ed Johnson-Ott  |  10-19-2011  |  Reviews

Phil Angelides Talks About the Financial Crisisnew

Congress put Sacramento’s Phil Angelides, former California lieutenant governor, in charge of getting to the truth about the 2008 financial meltdown. What’d he find?
Sacramento News & Review  |  Jeff vonKaenel  |  03-03-2011  |  Economy

Maria Cantwell, Monday-Morning-Quarterbacking the Financial Crisisnew

It's a regular lovefest for Sen. Maria Cantwell, who recently teamed up with Sen. John McCain to try to re-regulate Wall Street. A week ago, Tina Brown's The Daily Beast declared Cantwell one of a dozen "rising political stars."
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  01-11-2010  |  Politics

Hey Obama, Where's the Justice in the Current Economic Crisis?new

Despite the president's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
SF Weekly  |  James Lieber  |  10-28-2009  |  Economy

Slicing the Pie: Our Strange Politics of Rich and Poornew

It's pretty darned clear that our current political leadership has taken the lessons of Niccolo Machiavelli to heart. But just now, because of the great economic collapse of the end of the Bush-Madoff era, change is being thrust upon us. And the toughest change is always going to be about money -- who gets it, and who gets to keep it.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  07-24-2009  |  Commentary

On Ponzi Capitalismnew

Two names have been wed in the news this month: Charles Ponzi, the con artist busted in 1920, and Bernard Madoff, one of America's most successful hedge fund managers and a reputable pillar of the Wall Street financial community. But I'm confused, because a ponzi scheme also describes the global economy.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  12-29-2008  |  Economy

Hanging with Trust-Fund Satanists After the Stock Market Crashnew

It may seem strange to worry about unemployed weirdos who have a safety net. But the reality is they are responsible for untold artistic extravagances. Who will produce the cult films, pay for vinyl pressings, or publish slick artsy zines?
New York Press  |  Matt Harvey  |  11-06-2008  |  Economy

Public Transit Agencies May Pay Billions for Risky Deals with Bankersnew

San Francisco is suddenly at risk of paying $140 million to bankers who six years ago convinced the city to use its Muni trains in a $1 billion sham tax shelter. Cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York are suddenly facing similar potential payouts.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  11-05-2008  |  Economy

The New Socialism and the End of a Free Market Mythnew

This is perhaps the final crisis, in a line of crises, of the Bush/Cheney administration, which at best, has been a sour lesson to us all in "failed crisis management." The root of all of this stupidity is their fundamentalist belief that less government is better government.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  10-31-2008  |  Commentary

In Paulson We Trustnew

Did the treasury secretary let Lehman Brothers fail, exacerbating the nascent crisis, knowing it would punish liberal financier George Soros and benefit his old firm, Goldman Sachs?
Artvoice  |  Ted P. Schmidt  |  10-20-2008  |  Economy

Wall Street's Crisis is a Crisis of Valuesnew

A system based solely on profit can't help but produce the results we are now witnessing.
East Bay Express  |  Jay Youngdahl  |  10-15-2008  |  Economy

Stop the Bleeding: A Plan to Bail Out Scared Homeowners

Governments are bailout banks in exchange for equity stakes in their ownership. Why not offer the same deal to troubled homeowners -- let them stay in their homes in exchange for a piece of their deeds?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-14-2008  |  Economy

How Wall Street is Our Abusive Lovernew

We love the markets because, increasingly, we depend on them for comfort and security. We also love them because they promise romance: more and more, happily ever after. But they also keep us off balance, leaving us hungry -- and unsatisfied desire always feels like love.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  10-13-2008  |  Commentary

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