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Material Responsibility: What the Banks Did to Baltimore

There’s no shortage of pundits condemning the riots in Baltimore. There are also plenty of well-meaning people focusing solely on the disenfranchisement of particular pockets of that city as if the human beings suffering there were characters in some morality play. But it’s time to talk economics, because the events in Baltimore didn’t happen in


The President’s Speech On Jobs, And My Call For Him To: “Go after Wall Street — Go after Wall Street now!”

Originally posted September 9 at All Education Matters. For many of us who tuned in to watch the President’s speech, we were reminded of Candidate Obama. But more than that, he sounded Presidential. For the first time, the President sounded strong, hopeful, and – most importantly – sympathetic. The Democrats would rise to their feet and applaud after