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Government captured by big finance

March 30th, 2009 · 13 Comments

We had earlier articles about the links between US government and big finance, but this disconcerting one comes not from some conspiracy theorist but from someone who should really know, a former chief economist of the IMF Simon Johnson…

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy

The big takeover

March 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

At the minimum, it’s an interesting, even compelling read.. It also touches on our theme of the harm unregulated capitalism has done, but it goes much further.. And in doing that, its one of the best financial crisis101’s we have seen, a must read..

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Is the political system captured by big finance?

March 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

For a year, we’ve argued that sloppy or downright bad regulation, brought by what we called market fundamentalism (the belief that markets regulate themselves) has been the mayor reason behind the crisis. Some go further than that, a lot further…

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy