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Weathering the Storm, Then Changing Course

| September 25, 2008

An economic storm is descending, and for many, the storm will be bad. While the Bush Administration and Congress wrestle with how to bail out Wall Street, and argue about how softly CEOs of failed financial institutions should be allowed to land, average citizens must leap into the new reality without benefit of 24-karat parachutes. More »

Financial Meltdown Sidelines Politics As Usual

| September 22, 2008

Ground Zero of the Housing Crisis: Report from Miami

| July 16, 2008

As the Bush administration unveiled a publicly financed plan to "save" mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, local residents at a town hall forum in Miami were calling for criminal prosecutions of the loan-shark mortgage brokers and investment firms that profited from poor people's housing despair. More »