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Senate Turns Aside New Attempt to Scrutinize Fed

REUTERS Mon Jul 6, 2009 5:59pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing growing pressure as it tries to heal the ailing economy, dodged a bullet on Monday when the U.S. Senate cast aside a new effort to increase scrutiny of the central bank. On procedural grounds, the Senate blocked a bid to […]

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The Quiet Coup :: Simon Johnson

The Quiet Coup The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of […]

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Greenwald: The Individuals Obama Chose to be His Top Economic Officials Embody Exactly the Corruption He Repeatedly Vowed to End

Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Wall Street’s ownership of government Glenn Greenwald- SALON Apr. 04, 2009 | White House officials yesterday released their personal financial disclosure forms, and included in the millions of dollars which top Obama economics adviser Larry Summers made from Wall Street in 2008 is this detail: Lawrence H. Summers, one of […]

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