Tagged: U.S. financial system

The Running of the Bulls

The Running of the Bulls

As America braces for a Republican Congress, Wall Street is already reaping its reward for funding the midterm election winners. First to go are some of the curbs on the kind of reckless trading...

Why Isn’t the Government Smarter than a 6th Grader?

Why Isn’t the Government Smarter than a 6th Grader?

A YouTube video of a 12-year-old Canadian girl’s address to a bunch of bankers has gone viral, attracting more than a million views. And listening to what she says makes me wonder if we...

U.S. Media Are Like Blind Men Reporting on an Elephant

U.S. Media Are Like Blind Men Reporting on an Elephant

Listening to the TV talking heads analyze President-elect Obama’s speech on the economy today, I was reminded of a story I heard as a child about six blind men who were assigned to find...