We Are Arming All Sides

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 3:59 pm

Before sending more weapons to so-called “moderate” rebel groups in Syria, let’s just take a moment to consider the pernicious arms cycle we perpetuate.

 

Government, Mortgage Industry Offer Counter-Offensive on Loan Modifications

By: Tuesday July 5, 2011 7:38 am

Some stories over the weekend collectively add up to a counter-offensive about both government and private industry’s impotence in the face of the foreclosure crisis.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, All The Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

By: Saturday January 8, 2011 1:59 pm

There are a plethora of books written, and yet to be written, about what lead up to the 2008 financial crisis, but even so, All the Devils are Here stands out. Co-authors, Bethany McLean (co-author of the bestselling, documentary-inspiring book on the Enron scandal, The Smartest Guys in the Room) and Joe Nocera (Award winning New York Times business columnist), expertly weave a narrative that captures not just the elements, but the characters of the crisis; the human flaws, choices and repercussions perpetrated by a small, dispersed collection of very dangerous people.

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