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With Help of Democrats, Regulators Move to Gut 'Last Line of Defense' Against Wall Street Gambling
"We can expect Too Big to Fail banks to get riskier and have less of a cushion to guard taxpayers from bailouts," said Rep. Katie Porter
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American Net Worth Fell a Record $4 Trillion at End of 2018
It was " the single largest quarterly dollar drop on record."
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The bottom 90% are the lucky owners of about three-quarters of the country’s household debt. (Photo: Getty) Views
Survival of the Richest
Building a great wall of wealth.
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The Fed is realizing that it cannot bring its balance sheet back to “normal.” (Photo: LeoLondon / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Views
The Fed's Dramatic About-Face
The central bank needs to be made a public utility, responsive to the needs of the people and the economy
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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. ( Views
Trump’s War on the Fed
President Trump has stepped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, saying of its aggressive interest rate hikes that it has “gone crazy.” The same charge has been leveled against Trump, but there may be a method to his madness . . . .
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'Needlessly Gambling' With Taxpayer Money, Trump's Fed Moves to Gut Big Bank Safeguards
"Deregulating some of the largest banks in the country will make the financial system less safe, less stable, and less protected from another crash."
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The Federal Reserve Board Building  located at 20th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. (cc/AgnosticPreachersKid) Views
Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk
Central bankers are now aggressively playing the stock market. To say they are buying up the planet may be an exaggeration, but they could. They can create money at will, and they have declared their “independence” from government. They have become rogue players in a game of their own.
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"The economics of the moment call for a political response – with policies that eliminate poverty, strengthen the middle class, and end the banking sector’s stranglehold on the economy." (Photo: Fed Up/Steve McFarland Photography) Views
An Economy in the Fast Lane – With No Brakes
When the next recession hits, the working people of the United States will pay the steepest price
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Paving Way for Next Taxpayer-Funded Wall Street Bailout, Trump Fed Unveils Plan to Gut Volcker Rule
"Just ten years after the financial crisis, Congress and the federal regulators have once again become Wall Street's enthusiastic partners in deregulation, putting the rest of us at risk for the sake of still greater industry profits."
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Donald Trump and the Next Big Crash
Making the Fed an instrument for disaster
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