Regulation

How To Improve Temp Worker Safety
There are many things that can be done to protect this vulnerable workforce, from better recordkeeping to more targeted OSHA inspections, to reforming the way insurance companies write workers' compensation policies. Read more...
Is Bitcoin A Libertarian Utopian Dream?
Bitcoin is a new way to widen the inequality gap, courtesy of the techno-libertarian class. Read more...
Better Late Than Never? Volcker Rule Will Finally Get Vote
Volcker Rule Set for Dec. 10 Approval by U.S. Regulators Read more...
The Daily Show's John Oliver and Jason Jones took on Wall Street and those who are still claiming that we don't need no stinking government regulations, no matter how many new revelations come to light about how these financial institutions or their enablers like the credit ratings agencies have behaved. Read more...
Bank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead, the lobbyists are helping to write it themselves. Read more...

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Bill Maher wound up his New Rules segment on this Friday evening's Real Time by going after today's crop of Ayn Rand worshiping Libertarians in a rant where Maher basically said he didn't leave Libertarianism, it left him. As he noted, even though he's expressed support for the philosophy in the past, it was because it "meant he didn't want big government my bedroom, or my medicine chest and especially not on the second drawer of the nightstand on the left side of my bed." Read more...
Join Economics Professor Richard Wolff, University of Massachusetts, for a screening of his film, "Capitalism Hits the Fan," and a Q&A session. Read more...
Sheila Bair joins Bill Moyers to talk about American banks' continuing risky and manipulative practices, their seeming immunity from prosecution, and growing anger from Congress and the public. Read more...
Mark Shields, the normally hapless faux liberal that The PBS Newshour puts across from Bobo week after week, actually called David Brooks out for his hackery. Read more...
Nobel prize winning economist and columnist Paul Krugman sat down the MSNBC's Ed Schultz this Friday evening to discuss the recent madness we've been watching with this budget sequestration, which President Obama signed into law this Friday evening. Once again we find Krugman being one of the few voices of reason who is allowed some air time on our corporate media, discussing the fact that this deficit fetishism we're seeing from our politicians is exactly the wrong conversation we should be having right now. Read more...