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It's Not a Housing Boom. It's a Land Grab

It’s Not a Housing Boom. It’s a Land Grab

by Imara Jones on May 30 2013, 7:00AM

This time, the runaway housing market is being fueled by Wall Street’s gobbling up properties. But the results will be just as bad for regular people as it was four years ago.

Topics: Economy

Bloomberg's Back-to-Work Imperative After Sandy Is the Broader Disaster

Bloomberg’s Back-to-Work Imperative After Sandy Is the Broader Disaster

by Imara Jones on November 2 2012, 9:39AM

You don’t show resilience by insisting on business as usual. You show it by stopping to support everyone in need, so we can all recover. But the billionaire mayor still doesn’t get it.

Topics: Economy

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election--and Our Lives

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election—and Our Lives

by Imara Jones on November 1 2012, 9:57AM

The president is in the fight of his political life because he never broke the culture and economy of entitlement on Wall Street. Whomever wins Tuesday, writes Imara Jones, that’s the change we need most desperately.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics, Second Term

Wall Street's Africa Land Grab

Wall Street’s Africa Land Grab

by Imara Jones on August 15 2012, 8:05AM

Yet another example of the way in which the financial system thrives off of inequality, both internationally and here at home.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs

Brooklyn Boxing Coach Kicks Wall Street Where it Hurts [Video]

Brooklyn Boxing Coach Kicks Wall Street Where it Hurts [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 4:02PM

Meet Eric Kelly, a four-time National Amateur Boxing champion and two-time NYC Golden Glove tournament winner, who isn’t afraid of anyone, even Wall Street dudes.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Street Corner Wisdom of Foreclosure Fraud: It Wasn't Me

The Street Corner Wisdom of Foreclosure Fraud: It Wasn’t Me

by Kai Wright on February 16 2012, 9:18AM

The San Francisco County assessor released an audit suggesting that many more demonstrable crimes were committed during the foreclosure bust than we once thought. That’s not a quirk. It’s rampant lawlessness. And it’s by design.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright

Obama Skips GOP, Appoints Consumer Watchdog Cordray

Obama Skips GOP, Appoints Consumer Watchdog Cordray

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 1:14PM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the sole reform to come out of the financial crisis that aims to deal with that fact.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Here's to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

Here’s to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

by Kai Wright on October 3 2011, 10:05AM

The Occupy Wall Street movement is building steam as protestors battle with NYPD over the right to peaceful assembly. That’s great, but the crisis at hand—crippling economic inequity—is once again lost in the din.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright

It's Time to Lift the Debt Burden Wall Street Loaded Onto Our Backs

It’s Time to Lift the Debt Burden Wall Street Loaded Onto Our Backs

by Kai Wright on July 21 2011, 9:30AM

Banks have spent tens of millions trying to protect a predatory financial industry from accountability. There could be no more essential fight than making sure they don’t get their money’s worth.

Topics: Economy, Fiscal Cliff, Kai Wright

What Obama's Elizabeth Warren Retreat Says About His Power Problem

What Obama’s Elizabeth Warren Retreat Says About His Power Problem

by Kai Wright on July 19 2011, 11:47AM

Warren’s had the two most important qualifications for the consumer protection job: power and influence. But the president likes to give away both, and so banks got their way, again.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright

Ohio Homeowners Storm Chase Shareholders Meeting

Ohio Homeowners Storm Chase Shareholders Meeting

by Asraa Mustufa on May 18 2011, 12:41PM

Dozens testified demanding accountability for Chase’s lending. The bank has rejected more modification applications than Bank of America and Wells Fargo combined.

Topics: Economy

Report: Payday Lenders Swarming Black and Latino Neighborhoods

Report: Payday Lenders Swarming Black and Latino Neighborhoods

by Rinku Sen on February 17 2011, 1:40PM

Midwestern black and Latino ‘hoods have three times the number of high-priced, quick loan shops as white ones.

Topics: Movement

Will Banks Be Held Accountable to Communities? [Video]

by Kai Wright on May 3 2010, 10:41AM

Last week, Senate Democrats managed to get their financial reform bill past the Republican blockade. Floor debate on the bill, which would create a consumer protection bureau inside the Federal Reserve, will move forward this week, and the Senate’s…

Topics: Economy

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