Grab the Pitchforks

“The CDO – collateralized debt obligation – was, in effect, a credit laundering service for the residents of Lower Middle Class America....

The Appearance of Influence

“…this Court now concludes that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the...

I Am Not A Bully

There is a truism in politics that the worst wounds are those that are self inflicted. The next most damaging wounds are those that are...

Bigness

On the downhill side of the Gilded Age in American political and business life – that would have been in the late 1800’s – progressive...

Margin Call

One particularly chilling scene in the outstanding new film Margin Call takes place when the CEO of a big banking house, played with cool...

Accountability

On Wall Street and the NCAA The nation’s political chattering classes have had plenty to chatter about over the last couple of weeks –...