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He was America’s most powerful businessman and the Treasury secretary throughout the 1920s. His corruption would lead to an impeachment inquiry. Read more


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The agency’s antitrust investigation of Facebook is ongoing. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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An El Paso, Texas, electric utility is being purchased by an investment fund with deep, undisclosed ties to the big bank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Matt Stoller’s ‘Goliath’ seeks to recover and explain the anti-monopoly tradition of the 20th century, at a time when it is urgently needed in the 21st. Read more



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It’s now increasingly clear that maximizing shareholder value has led to minimizing everything else a corporation could and should do. Read more

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The consumer agency is finalizing new rules on debt collectors that would enable them to get judgments on illegitimate debts. Read more

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Biden makes use of the “Gingrich-Edwards” loophole to avoid payroll taxes. Read more

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The opioid manufacturer wants a global settlement. Americans need personal accountability. Making Purdue a public beneficiary trust company could yield some interesting options. Read more

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Contrary to the skeptics, taxing wealth is both feasible and constitutional. It’s also the most progressive form of taxation available. Read more

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And how to reverse widening inequalities of income and wealth in America Read more

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Needed: less public relations blather and more pitchforks Read more

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A veteran labor reporter finds hope for unions in boycotts, minimum-wage campaigns, and strikes. Read more

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When corporations get special handouts from the government, we have to pay more in taxes to make up for these hidden tax breaks, subsidies, and loopholes. Read more

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The Senate Minority Leader mismanaged an appointment to the agency last year, keeping a Democratic seat open for months. Will he do the same again? Read more

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The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trump’s divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back. Read more

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Sarah Woodhams, a laid-off Toys “R” Us employee, highlighted the schemes of private equity, to a somewhat baffled Julián Castro. Read more

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America’s lurch toward widening inequality can be reversed. But doing so will require bold political steps. Read more

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Do Walmart and Amazon's logistics triumphs reveal a path forward for a centrally planned economy? Read more

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The invisible hand is more like a thumb on the scale for the world’s elites. That’s why market fundamentalism has been unmasked as bogus economics but keeps winning politically. Read more

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More Americans want a robust social safety net than you might think.  Read more

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