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
Here is why the U.S> political system became so corrupt, and how it got a corrupt businessman elected president of the U.S.
How bad is the wealth disparity in the U.S.? This chart should help explain it.
Political commentators and the financial media are breathless over the latest economic numbers showing the lowest jobless rate in 49 years, but there is a big problem: These are quarterly, short-term numbers, and they do not indicate the financial health of the average American. If they
JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon (salary: about $21 million annually) knows a lot about banking, but not much about how average people manage their finances, including a minimum wage teller who works for his bank. In this interesting video exchange, Dimon is dumbfounded when asked how
A new survey from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) found that 55% of Baby Boomers had retirement savings today. In 2011, the study found that 75% of Boomers had retirement savings. Worse, among this current group, 50% have less than $250,000 in retirement accounts. Depressing surveys
In a single week in March 2019, Americans were treated to an unprecedented college admission bribery scandal, the lenient sentencing of Trump’s campaign manager on tax evasion, and Republican plans to cut the pensions of thousands of federal employees, accompanied by proposed decreases in Medicare and Medicaid budgets. These
U.S Chamber of Commerce Sees National Political Mood Shifting—Asks Congress to “Govern from the Center”
In a dramatic departure from its past, the nation’s most reactionary, conservative and largest business lobbying group is responding to changes in Washington and calling on Congress to work together and “govern from the center.” In an NPR radio interview today, the chairman of the U.S.
Some of the biggest financial institutions and trading firms on Wall Street are incorrigible. A decade after the 2008 market crash, some of Wall Street’s largest trading firms continue to operate in the shadows, manipulate markets and re-write the rules of swaps payments when they have the
“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