As Trump is about to be sworn in, the press and pundits are agog about his and his fellow Cabinet members’ deep and extensive conflicts of interest, and how dangerous they is for democracy.1 But the hue and cry about conflicts of interest is late in coming. They’ve been tolerated more and more over time […]
Economists hide behind specious claims of neutrality and efficiency to advocate policies that often have negative moral and social impact.
The Bank of England offers an easily-debunked defense of predatory and fraudulent lending.
Why regulators and investors need better measures of the connections between bank executives and their boards.
More evidence that regulators had no excuse for not naming, shaming, and at least fining key Wells Fargo execs in its massive consumer fraud.
Clinton's hard move to the right is causing some consternation among bona fide progressives. But what will they do about it?
Thomas Friedman has managed to outdo himself on the downside.
So much for the "whcouddanode" theory of the crisis.
A high level description of how Democrats and Labor sold out the working class, and how that served a narrow interests at great cost.
Michael Hudson discusses some of his favorite themes; debt deflation, the high cost of consumer debt, negative interest rates.