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Marshall Auerback is a market analyst and commentator.
The High-Tech Wall Street Rip-Off Setting the Media on Fire
Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Dangerous and predatory high-frequency trading is bad for markets, bad for regular people and bad for society.
Think the Tea Party Is Crazy? Europe's Rising Neo-Fascism Is a Taste of What's Coming If Austerity Prevails in America
Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Cutting social programs and government investment is a recipe for the growth of fascism.
A Bold Plan for All the Detroits Out There
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: New Economic Perspectives
A bailout is not the answer. What's needed are jobs and decent demand in the economy.
Cyprus Fallout: Is Your Money Safer in a Mattress?
Posted on: Mar 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet
As long as banking activities are allowed to run against the public good, deposits will always be at risk.
Why America Doesn't Want "Bipartisan" Budget Agreements
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: New Economic Perspectives
If Democrats and Republicans get along in Washington, you can kiss economic recovery good-bye.
How the Economic Quacks Promoting Austerity Will Increase the Deficit
Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The deficit has been falling, but cuts in government investment will only blow it back up.
How Conservatives Who Block Minimum Wage Hikes are Destroying the Economy
Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Raising the minimum wage helps the real job creators: ordinary, hard-working Americans.
Credit Ratings Agencies Are Pimps of Wall Street: It's Time to Ban Them!
Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Firms like Standard & Poor, charged with fraud by the DOJ, are criminally incompetent and serve no public purpose.
Obama's New Treasury Secretary Has to Work for the Public, Not Wall Street Hustlers
Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet
We desperately need to downsize our financial system, but Citigroup alumnus Jack Lew is not the man for the job.
Why Even a Deal on the Budget Is Bad for the American Economy
Posted on: Nov 26, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives
Outcomes range from slowdown to outright recession. And it's all totally unnecessary.
Populist Revolution? How a Bold New Voter Coalition Can Reshape the Nation
Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Minorities, independent women, gays, working-class white voters, and younger people overcame through high turnout a fierce social conservative block.
Why an Unstable Middle East Could Mean an Environmental and Economic Catastrophe
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
As the Arab Spring gives way to heated conflict, look for high gas prices and more pollution.
Memo to the Punditocracy: Public Sector Jobs Are Real Jobs!
Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: CounterPunch
Full employment should be front and center on our national agenda. So why are even liberals attacking public jobs and vocations?
GOP: A Party That Hates Women
Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Romney and Ryan envision an anti-woman economy and society, but women are increasingly key to winning elections.
Top 5 Reasons Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for You and Me
Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A raise in the minimum wage is smart economics and beneficial to society. So what are we waiting for?
So-Called Fiscal Cliff Is Baloney; Our Economy Can Recover if Obama Focuses on What We Really Need: Jobs!
Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Talk about deficits and tax cuts distracts us from the great New Deal lesson: An economy recovers when people go back to work.
Big Trouble for U.S.? Europe's Banking Crisis Moves Closer to a Lehman Brothers Moment
Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The recent euro summit did nothing to alleviate the problems that created the crisis in the first place.
5 Reasons Greece and the Rest of the Eurozone Are On the Road to Hell
Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Despite mainstream press claims to the contrary, the crisis has by no means been averted.
A World of Trouble if the Spanish Banking Crisis Spreads
Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Until flaws in the euro are addressed, the crisis is likely to simmer on.
European People Have Rejected Austerity Madness: Will the U.S. Get the Message?
Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Greek and French elections show that the electorate wants real income growth and jobs -- and they are clear that austerity is undermining both.
Why Low Minimum Wages Kill Jobs and Crush Living Standards for Everyone
Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Contrary to right-wing propaganda, decent pay for workers helps the economy and boosts job creation.
The Truth Revealed About Debt and Deficits
Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Spending and debt are necessary in any economy. The key question is which sector should carry the burden: families and businesses, or the government?
America Needs Healthcare, Not Health Insurance
Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Ironically, the Roberts Court could actually be the instrument that leads us toward something approaching a rational, affordable healthcare provision.
Goldman Sachs Takeaway: Fix Our Financial System or Get Ready for the Next Horrific Collapse
Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Only an overhaul in our broken banking and financial system will prevent the next collapse. Goldman Sachs' misdeeds are merely a symptom of a much bigger problem.
A Giant Game of Chicken in the Eurozone
Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: New Economic Perspectives
As financial operatives and politicians play games to protect their interests, the future of ordinary Europeans is held hostage.
German Economic Striving at the Expense of Workers and Neighbors Will Backfire
Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The export-obsessed Germans have created an economic race-to-the-bottom in which no one can win. But there's a better way.
Are the Ratings Agencies Abandoning Fiscal Austerity?
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Despite downgrades, even ratings agencies may be figuring out the economies in peril can't be helped by mindless cuts and contractions.
Why Are US Job Numbers Better Than Europe’s? Thank the Deficit!
Posted on: Jan 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Americans should quit listening to austerity hawks and embrace time-tested economic logic.
Why Spain’s New Government is Drinking Austerity Kool-Aid and How This Threatens the Global Economy
Posted on: Jan 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet
European elites push economic myths that benefit the rich and screw the rest. Spain's program means even higher public deficits, fewer jobs, and slowed growth.
Eurozone Catastrophe: How Saving the Euro Could Mean Blood on the Streets
Posted on: Dec 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The whole future shape of Europe must be resolved in a week or so. It’s a high-stakes game of poker that the Germans are determined to win--at the expense of misery for many.
Failure of the Super Committee Might Be the US's Best Hope for Economic Recovery
Posted on: Nov 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
"Drawing blood” from the economy by cutting government expenditures at a time of high unemployment and underused resources will only ensure the patient’s death, not recovery.
If We Don't Solve the Jobs Crisis We May End Up With Our Streets in Flames and Society Dysfunctional
Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Unless our policy makers can make job creation the top priority, the mass riots and burning streets of Europe may be coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
The European Monetary Union is the Titanic
Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0
Hell Freezes Over: Larry Summers Gets It Right, Urging Against Austerity
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0
Which Party Poses the Real Risk to Social Security's Future? (Hint: It's Not Republicans)
Posted on: Aug 16, 2010, Source: NewDeal 2.0
Social Security remains one of the greatest achievements of the Democratic Party. Why don't Democrats champion and protect it from GOP attacks?
What Could Go Wrong in 2005?
Posted on: Jan 23, 2005, Source: TomDispatch.com
A list of economic threats for the year to come represents nothing more than a longstanding catalog of policy-making run amok.
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