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The Answer to the Unemployment Problem Is More Jobs

December 16th, 2014
in Op Ed

Dean Baker, everyone's favorite progressive economist (mine, too), has an interesting take on our unemployment problem. Give more paid vacations. more »

A Twelve Step Program to Restore Prosperity: The Bernie Sanders Plan

December 13th, 2014
in Op Ed

Here's a summary of the plan Bernie Sanders has set out, along with my comments (in italics). 1.) We need a major investment to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. $1 trillion investment to create 13 million decent paying jobs and make this country more efficient and productive. more »

The Wall Street Journal Still Refuses to Grasp Accounting Control Fraud via Appraisal Fraud

December 9th, 2014
in Op Ed

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) report described one of three epidemics of accounting control fraud that drove the financial crisis in these terms. "Some real estate appraisers had also been expressing concerns for years. From 2000 to 2007, a coalition of more »

Two Sides of Prosecutorial Discretion

December 4th, 2014
in Op Ed

Republican "strategists," Party functionaries, and Congresspeople, are saying, with considerable emotion and rage, that the President's Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants goes beyond presidential authority under the Constitution in more »

How NPR Was Conned by Geithner into Censoring My Criticisms

November 28th, 2014
in Op Ed

In December 2013 NPR interviewed me about one the great disgraces of the Obama administration - its refusal to prosecute either the officers or HSBC for laundering roughly $1 billion over the course of the decade for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel. The NPR story doesn't more »

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