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November 9th, 2009

Facing a new world architecture

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism, the world is facing another stark choice between two fundamentally different forms of organization: international capitalism and state capitalism. The former, represented by the United States, has broken down, and the latter, represented by China, is ... continue reading

November 8th, 2009

Michael Moore: Q+A

This weekend, I've been watching films at Sheffield's Doc/Fest. One of the highlights so far has been Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, which Jonathan has already blogged about here. After the screening, Moore answered questions from the audience (via Skype, no less); below are a few choice excerpts.Your film ... continue reading

October 31st, 2009

Break Up the Banks

As the battle over financial reform takes shape, it's become clear there are essentially three camps. The first, represented by the American Bankers Association, which convened in Chicago for its annual conference in October, is the do-nothing camp. Oh sure, ABA's Ed Yingling will say he favors reform and offer ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Here Come the Unions

On Tuesday morning, in Chicago, the unions came to town. It was the final day of the rolling protest dubbed The Showdown in Chicago, a confrontation with the American Bankers Association, whose members had gathered for their annual meeting. With a crowd estimated at 5,000, it was without a doubt ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Protests at US bankers' convention

America's bankers may not agree on much. But on one issue, they are entirely united. They refuse to become humble whipping boys, taking the blame from an angry nation for the global financial crisis.More than 1,500 senior executives from banks across the nation congregated in Chicago this week for what ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Bankers and Their Victims

Day two of the Showdown in Chicago, a three-day-long protest against big banks, began a bit dismally for The Nation. An email from American Bankers Association spokesman John Hall informed us that our press credentials had been revoked. The reason? Because we'd arrived early to cover a protest outside the ... continue reading

October 26th, 2009

South Florida homeowners walking away from underwater mortgages

Andres Duque thought he got a real steal when he paid $125,000 for his Little Haiti condo. But four years later, similar units are selling for $35,000 and even less.And so, faced with the prospect of being underwater on his mortgage — owing more than the unit is worth — ... continue reading

October 22nd, 2009

"Michael Moore's Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now"

Friends,It's the #1 question I'm constantly asked after people see my movie: "OK -- so NOW what can I DO?!"You want something to do? Well, you've come to the right place! 'Cause I got 15 things you and I can do right now to fight back and try to fix ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Announcing the Goldman Project

Goldman Sachs raked in billions with taxpayer help while you're still unemployed. The bank announced $3.1 billion in third-quarter profits, and set aside $5.3 billion for bonuses. Help us find out how they spend it.Goldman's third-quarter take is down slightly from its record-breaking $3.4 billion second-quarter earnings, and the amount ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 19th, 2009

Take America Back from the Banks

The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. Inside accounts reveal the extent to which Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's conduct of the Vietnam war was constrained by the ... continue reading

October 19th, 2009

Corporate America is fighting back

After a year in which the financial crisis forced the U.S. government to insert itself into the economy in unprecedented ways and pushed Americans' faith in business to new lows, Corporate America is fighting back. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's biggest business lobby, Wednesday officially launched a multi-year, multi-million ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Group Pickets Health Care Provider in 9-city Protest

WASHINGTON - Protesters chanted, "People not profits -- Medicare for all," while picketing WellPoint Insurance Company Thursday. The demonstration was part of a nine-city protest coordinated by the group "Mobilization for Health Care for All." WellPoint locked the lobby doors and police stood on guard. The protest was peaceful but ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Foreclosures Continued to Rise in 3rd Quarter as Banks Worked on Backlog

The number of homeowners pulled into the foreclosure crisis increased by 5 percent during the third quarter as a government program to help borrowers stay in their homes struggled to gain traction, according to RealtyTrac data released Thursday. RealtyTrac found that more than 925,000 borrowers received a foreclosure filing, which ... continue reading

October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Today Show: 'Send Your Pennies to Goldman Sachs'

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October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on Morning Joe: 'Withdraw Your Money from Bailed Out Banks'

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October 15th, 2009

Isthmus Engineering featured in Michael Moore film

When Donna Hobbs goes to business events, she might not get a chance to learn anything new that would help her in her human resources job at Isthmus Engineering and Manufacturing. That's because when other managers learn about her workplace, all the questions come at her."When I try to go ... continue reading

October 14th, 2009

Wall Street On Track To Award Record Pay

Major U.S. banks and securities firms are on pace to pay their employees about $140 billion this year -- a record high that shows compensation is rebounding despite regulatory scrutiny of Wall Street's pay culture.Workers at 23 top investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and stock and commodities exchanges can ... continue reading

October 14th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Charlie Rose Show

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William Black

Former financial regulator

October 13th, 2009

Finance's Five Fatal Flaws

1.    The financial sector harms the real economy.The financial sector, even when it is not in crisis, harms the real economy.  First, it is vastly too large.  The finance sector is an intermediary (a “middleman”) and like all middlemen it should be as small as possible while still being capable ... continue reading

October 12th, 2009

Michael Moore on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Friday, October 9th, 2009

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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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Mar 2nd
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