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Are We Safe From the Next Ponzi Scheme? (Audio)

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Investigative reporter Steve Fishman explains how Bernie Madoff was able to pull off one of the largest financial crimes in U.S. history, and whether regulators have taken steps to ensure Americans won't get conned again.

The Art of the Con

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The interests of the working class were supposed to be the focus of the Trump administration, but the president has no coherent approach for lifting up blue-collar Americans.

Eat Your Cat Food, Mrs. Robinson

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The new cost-of-living index proposed in Obama's latest budget is really a means to push lower living standards on people who need Social Security, University of Missouri economist Michael Hudson says.

The Iowa Caucus Con
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Political reporters are not widely embraced, but in Iowa, they are eagerly welcomed when they show up to cover the state's unique system of selecting presidential nominees. The reason is simple: The media is a co-conspirator in a con, the Iowa caucuses.

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