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How Markets Make Fools of Us

In their new book “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception,” George Akerloff and Robert Shiller merge psychology with economics to give “a broader account of how and why markets produce economic harm.”

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Why No One Would Listen

What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing? Or—like so many in the corporate and financial world—to be ignored for doing so?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Chokes on Clean Air Rule

Fearing reduced chances for re-election by a public angry about mass unemployment, President Obama walked away from a nationwide plan to strengthen air quality standards after business interests lobbied aggressively in opposition. (more)

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE



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A Look at the ‘Bush-Obama’ Presidency

Essayist, Yale English professor and TomDispatch contributor David Bromwich takes a careful accounting of the “sacked” and “saved” members of the Obama administration in an attempt to reveal the similarities between his presidency and George W. Bush’s. (more)

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 READ MORE



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Eyeing the 2012 Race, Obama’s Top Regulator Cozies Up to Business

In a time of critical problems such as climate change and high unemployment, Barack Obama’s regulatory czar is busy trying to secure the president’s re-election by indulging the anti-regulatory appetites of gluttonous corporations, according to a report by Dan Froomkin.

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 READ MORE


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