Stories by Richard Eskow

Richard (RJ) Eskow is a blogger and writer, a former Wall Street executive, a consultant, and a former musician. subscribe to Richard Eskow's feed

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

The bank regulatory system's reliance on Wall Street institutions to police themselves and voluntarily report misbehavior is a major flaw.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

These create a paint-by-numbers picture of the lifelong losing game faced by working Americans.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hint: nothing good.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2014, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

Burger King intends to renounce its American status for tax purposes, and public opinion is not on its side.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We must challenge libertarians on the extreme nature of their ideology.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2014, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

Spare your sympathy for somebody who deserves it.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

An unchanging wage gap and education cuts are examples of the obstacles facing women in the labor force.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A report suggests that many of the SSA’s critical functions could soon be outsourced to private-sector partners and contractors.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

PBS' withdrawal of funding for a documentary on the Koch Brothers shows how public broadcasting has fallen under corporate influence.

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: Blog for Our Future

Tim Geithner’s new memoir shows yet again just how out of touch and deluded America's elites are.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Today's ruling points us to the defining struggle of today's generation.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Corporatist Democrats are still emphasizing Wall Street's discredited 'deficits over growth' ideology.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2014, Source: The Smirking Chimp

The costs are startling—but it's important not to focus on numbers alone.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"$10.10" should be a floor, not a ceiling.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These highly privileged and highly unaware individuals have been inappropriately lionized by society.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2013, Source: The Smirking Chimp

They're asking poor Americans to subsidize the luxuries of the rich.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: Curbing Wall St. Project

Things won't start looking up for most Americans until most Americans send a clear message to their leaders: It's no longer acceptable to favor the few at the expense of the many.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: Nation of Change

Ironically enough, politicians and pundits insisted JPMorgan Chase was the “good bank” after the financial crisis hit in 2008.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

He's busy right now raking in bucks from big banks on the speaker circuit, but could Geithner, rather than Summers, be the nominee?

Posted on: Jun 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The stunning numbers on the sorry state of corporate taxation in modern America

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With power increasingly corrupted by ever-bigger forces, who will speak for the individual citizens of this country?

Posted on: Jun 19, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

As school closures disproportionately hurt Black and low-income students, a new ‘education declaration’ demands that education, like clean air, should be available to all without exception.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2013, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Economists are engaged in a battle royale where everybody with a fist, glove or folding chair can jump out of the audience and into the ring.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Dissecting an ungrateful company's strategy of tax avoidance.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Recent revelations show that Jamie Dimon's bank represents all that is corrupt, contemptible, and criminal about today's megabanks.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

No one pushing these mean-spirited cuts is running for office again. That tells you something about America's political center.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

Reinhart and Rogoff are discredit. So is the President's budget.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

Of course it’s a benefit cut. Of course it’s a tax hike, for everyone but the wealthy.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The Big Money front group is an enemy of the public interest.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

What can we learn from Europe’s misery? For our political leaders the answer seems to be: Nothing.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

How the usual suspects perpetuate economic injustice.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

If you're not 'too big to fail,' you're out of luck, even with Obama's 'sequester.'

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: Blog for Our Future

The president and congress seem to think cutting spending is the route to job growth. Or maybe they just want to cut spending.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Reports surfaced that the Obama administration is offering cuts to Social Security via a gimmick called the "chained CPI" in its budget negotiations.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: Blog for Our Future

Why liberals should not even consider raising the Medicare age to 67 as part of a budget compromise.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011, Source: Campaign for America's Future