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Health Savings Accounts Gain GOP Favor as Obamacare Sub; Gimmickry May Hurt Most

| February 6, 2017

Expanding the use of such accounts, greatly favored by Wall Street, is part of almost every GOP replacement plan under consideration on Capitol Hill. But less well off people and the sick would not likely benefit.

If It’s Economic Growth You Want, Raising the Minimum Wage Crushes Wall Street Bonuses Every Time

| March 15, 2014

If the $26.7 billion Wall Streeters pulled in on their bonuses last year had instead gone to minimum wage workers, our economy would be expected to grow by about $32.3 billion — more than triple the $10.4 billion boost expected from the Wall Street bonuses.

Break Up the Banks: It’s Not a Fringe Idea Anymore

| April 16, 2013

Moments of consensus between left and right don’t come frequently in Washington, and we should heed them when they occur. Right now, that means breaking up the banks, argues Amy Dean.

Prosecutorial Impotence: How Bankers Crashed the System and Got Away With It

| December 8, 2010

The most popular reason offered for the dearth of financial crisis prosecutions is that the banking system was hit by a systemic and unforeseeable disaster, which means that it’s unlikely that anyone committed any crimes. Is it?

From “Wall Street” to Sequel, a Sentimental Oliver Stone Manages a Ménage à Trois

| September 25, 2010

Oliver Stone’s new “Wall Street” is worth the ride, but it’s less caffeinated than the original, and Stone gives in to sentimentalism and nostalgia where polemic serves him better.

Six Things You Need to Know About Financial Regulation

| August 11, 2010

No need to read 2,000-page bills. Here are less than 1,000 words to give you a quick primer on what’s happening now when your money becomes other people’s money.

Weimar Germany’s Shadow Creep on Main Street

| January 28, 2010

Philip A. Farruggio argues that the United States is forgetting the lessons of 1930s Germany–and Sinclair Lewis’ prophetic warnings–at its own risk.

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