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Even Wall Street Is Asking Trump Not to Restart the Economy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

President Donald Trump has courted significant controversy since announcing he will look into loosening federal guidelines for social distancing and urge businesses to reopen even as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down,” Trump said during a briefing at the White House. “America will, again, and soon,…


Opinion: What Do The 99.9% Think About A Wealth Tax?

The wealth taxes Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed continue to provoke the malice of Wall Street, corporate democrats, and now even other Democratic candidates running for president. As I have written in  PoliticusUsa.com (here and here), the intensity of the energy devoted to this criticism, combined with the lack of…


How We Got Here: The View From Wall Street

There has been a lot of deserved talk about the three legs of corporatism: the right wing message machine, religious fundamentalists, and corporate billionaire funding. However, not as much has been said about Wall Street’s overarching contribution: its creeping dominance over our economy and how its amoral philosophical values have seeped into every part of our culture.

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