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Burger King Serves Up Cultural Imperialism  

Burger King Serves Up Cultural Imperialism
By Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner
BK's new advertising campaign proudly celebrates the cultural imperialism that Americans have become so famous for. Read more »

 

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Was the 'Credit Crunch' a Myth Used to Sell a Trillion-Dollar Scam?  

Was the 'Credit Crunch' a Myth Used to Sell a Trillion-Dollar Scam?

Even as the media continue to repeat the claim that credit has frozen up, evidence has emerged suggesting the entire story is wrong. Read more »

Conservatives' Insane Argument for Stalling on Economic Recovery  

Conservatives' Insane Argument for Stalling on Economic Recovery

More evidence that when history doesn't work in conservatives' favor, they just make it up. Read more »

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality  

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality

This is the season for how-did-we-go broke books, stories of shopping hangovers and life ripped down to the basics. Read more »

Helpers or Hucksters? A Look at 'Mortgage Mod' Firms  

Helpers or Hucksters? A Look at 'Mortgage Mod' Firms

Homeowners should be able to get loan modification help from nonprofits, which charge little or nothing for the service. Read more »

Madoff's Shocking Scheme Is Just a Microcosm of a Much Bigger Disaster  

Madoff's Shocking Scheme Is Just a Microcosm of a Much Bigger Disaster

All of Wall Street has been engaging in crimes and swindles like Madoff's against the American people, and the rest of the world, for decades. Read more »

Sex and Money: Are Women Regulators Different?  

Sex and Money: Are Women Regulators Different?

It is hard not to notice that two of the regulators who stand out for doing the right thing in this incredible financial mess are women. Read more »

The Humvee and the Bus: Why Not All Public Spending Is the Same  

The Humvee and the Bus: Why Not All Public Spending Is the Same

Military capital spending is one of the least productive ways to use public funds because it has relatively few spin-off benefits. Read more »

The Right-Wing Economics That Got Us into This Mess Should Go the Way of Soviet Communism  

The Right-Wing Economics That Got Us into This Mess Should Go the Way of Soviet Communism

It's high time we cast "free market" economic theory into the dustbin of history. Read more »

Financial Crisis Sends Tuition Costs Sky-High as Colleges Face Crunch  

Financial Crisis Sends Tuition Costs Sky-High as Colleges Face Crunch

Not everyone is suffering equally: low and middle income students are particularly vulnerable in the current economic environment. Read more »

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Bernard Madoff Benefited From That Timeless Classic: The Old Boys Club  

Bernard Madoff Benefited From That Timeless Classic: The Old Boys Club

The only two regulators over the past decade who actually did their jobs were women. Read more »

Bush Pushes Scary Midnight Regulations (Many to Last)  

Bush Pushes Scary Midnight Regulations (Many to Last)

George W. Bush is on pace to impose more last-minute changes to federal rules than any president in history. Read more »

Conservatives on the Economic Crisis: It's All Your Fault  

Conservatives on the Economic Crisis: It's All Your Fault

Confederate Yankee is here to explain the evils of organized labor. Read more »

 

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