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Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That’s a Rotten Shame
The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street...
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“The Big Short” and Bernie’s Plan to Bust Up Wall Street
If you haven’t yet seen “The Big Short” – directed and co-written by Adam McKay, based on the non-fiction prize-winning book by Michael Lewis about the housing and credit bubble that triggered the Great Recession — I recommend you do so. Not only is the movie an enjoyable (if that’s the right word...
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Bernie Sander's Plan to Tame Wall Street Riles Team Clinton
Millions of Americans saw “The Big Short” over the holidays. The blockbuster movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis , is a primer on how the crookedness and fraud rampant in the U.S. financial system brought down the global economy in 2008. If you left the theatre with steam coming out of your...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Cheers Bernie's Fight to "Hold Big Banks Accountable"
Praise from Mass. senator follows speech by presidential hopeful in which he vows to crack down on 'too-big-to-fail' banks
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Bernie Sanders and ‘The Big Short’
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ major policy speech at Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday – in which he declared that he will “break up any banks that are too big to fail and that big bankers will not be too big to jail” – felt a lot like the last scene of Adam McKay’s “The Big...
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'Greed Is Not Good'
Speaking a few subway stops away from the epicenter of the global financial crisis, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to remake the financial system to serve America’s working families in a speech in New York City on Tuesday . Below are his prepared remarks. Watch the video of the speech here . The...
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'Break Em Up!': Sanders Speech Takes Aim at Big Bank Greed
Speaking in downtown Manhattan, presidential hopeful calls to break up 'too big to fail' banks and reinstate Glass-Steagall
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Why Sanders’ Economic Plan Is Best For The 99 Percent
The Democratic presidential campaign – unlike the Republican circus – has actually produced a debate in which each candidate’s economic agenda has gotten better and more populist. But as you can see at CandidateScorecard.net , there are also big differences. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders...
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Obama’s Two Mistakes That Lost The Country
Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, “If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?” Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder...
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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Cracking Down on Wall Street
The New Yorker ran a rather confused piece on Gary Sernovitz, a managing director at the investment firm Lime Rock Partners, on whether Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton would be more effective in reining in Wall Street. The piece assures us that Secretary Clinton has a better understanding of Wall...
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