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January 2016

Why Wall Street Won the First Round and How We Might Win the Next

bank bailouts, too big to fail, TARP, Dodd–Frank Act, Iceland financial crisis, Goldman Sachs, Lawrence Summers, Timothy Geithner, Greek debt crisis, Christina Romer, Wall Street regulations

Will it take a coming crisis to finally achieve what the reaction of the 2008 financial crisis failed to do – place finance capital under restraints? Iceland may have been the exception to the rule, but it shows that democratic control of the banks is possible.

The Populist Revolution: Bernie and Beyond

From the Syriza Party in Greece and the Podemos Party in Spain, to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, contenders with their fingers on the popular pulse are surging ahead of their establishment rivals.