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Commentary / World May 10, 2014

Frenchman stopped the trickle-down theory

A book by a Frenchman known for his now infamous chart of income inequality in the U.S. dominates the media like no other work of economics since the writings of Milton Friedman or even John Maynard Keynes.

Commentary / World Aug 13, 2012

Don't blame Glass-Steagall repeal for the crisis

When the Titanic set sail from Southampton on April 10, 1912, bound for New York, it was called "unsinkable." This was before that chance encounter in the North Atlantic with a large iceberg. You know how that movie ended. Many people died, of course, because ...

Commentary / World Feb 6, 2012

Battlegrounds for bringing Wall Street to justice

What shall we make of the surprise pronouncement in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that a belated investigation has been launched into the role of fraud in the financial crisis? This much is clear: Despite rampant illegalities, bank fraud and countless cases ...