30 Jul 2019

Progressives Have the New Ideas in Tonight’s Dem Debate

      This evening’s second Democrat presidential debate will feature the two leading progressive candidates against other more conservative contenders on a range of policy issues. But the progressives–Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren–have set the direction for the policies being addressed by the others, especially in the areas of

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21 Feb 2019

Dems Should Expect Vicious Attacks From Republican Forces

“I am running for president, but this won’t be easy. We’ll be taking on the entire financial establishment and a corporate media who have long dismissed us and our ideas as ‘radical’ and ‘fringe.’” –Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT) and Democratic Presidential Candidate       Bernie Sanders is a clear, direct

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28 Aug 2018

College Students Get a Lesson in Corruption

Making tuition loans to college students is a huge business. Some $1.5 trillion in loans are outstanding to student borrowers and some of these loans have been flagged for being abusive in terms of bad disclosure or aggressive collection practices from loan servicers and debt collectors. College tuition debt now

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18 Aug 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Courtesy of Senator Sanders

      While economics is a cornerstone of the progressive agenda, many people, including some in the DNC, don’t know the specifics of how changes in the economic and financial systems can benefit Americans. Money drives politics, so it is in the interests of informed investors to know how

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06 Aug 2018

Bankruptcies Increase Among Older Americans—What’s Next?

        The level of bankruptcies affecting Americans aged 55 to 74 is increasing and it’s just another example of how poor retirement alternatives, rising health care expenses, combined with low savings levels are all making the retirement crisis even more dire. A new report by  the Consumer

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14 Jul 2018

Whistleblower recieves $78 Million For Work in JPMorgan Fund Scam

A financial forensic investigator has been rewarded for his years of work on a financial scam involving JP Morgan that resulted in a $267 million settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The investigator, Edward Siedle, who formerly worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission,  received $78 million as

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13 Jul 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Is No Threat to Prosperity

Many political commentators belittle the progressive social and economic agenda as unrealistic, too radical and pie-in-the-sky. Not true. Progressive financial policies are being used in various degrees by developed nations worldwide and especially in nations that have accessible health care for their citizens, lower infant mortality rates, a retirement safety

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10 Mar 2018

Income Inequality Getting More Scrutiny

[sgmb id=”1″] Prompted by a slight uptick in wage growth last month and the resulting volatility it caused in the equity markets, the continuing tug-of-war between containing inflation and wage growth Fed and political  policies is getting more attention, but little action. The good news is that there are more

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05 Mar 2018

The Power Battle Over the Control of Pension Assets Hits the Tipping Point

[sgmb id=”2″] It’s no secret to more astute investors and political progressives that the decades-long battle to eliminate pensions and replace them with 401(k) is all about who takes the most amount of financial risk and has the most power to influence decisions made by investment firms and corporations.  When

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22 Feb 2018

Why the NRA Chief Mentioned Saul Alinsky

[sgmb id=”2″] In his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, National Rifle Association (NRA) chief executive Wayne LaPierre, railed against any imaginary effort to roll back the Second Amendment and gun control ownership as the “new socialist wave in America.”  He then warned how if Democrats gained more elected

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