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John J. Dilulio, Jr: The Rise and Fall of the US Government

Congress is now controlled by politicians who raise money and win reelection by granting political favors to their supporters. For example, high-priced lobbyists for Wall Street first devised the deregulation that made too-big-to-fail banks possible, and then fashioned the faux financial fix-it legislation that followed the 2008 economic crisis. These new laws featured a “highly complex stew of new regulations” that could not be well implemented and “would likely not solve the underlying … problem even if they were.”

Mary Beaudoin: Flooding Wall Street

People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate More

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