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Phineas Baxandall: In the Public Interest : Needed: Sane Rules About the Privatization of Infrastructure

America’s transportation problems are serious enough that we need serious policy that looks out for the public interest, rather than unrealistic solutions to problems that don’t exist in the first place.

Read more: Privatization, Infrastructure, Mark Kirk, Amtrak, Transportation, Dick Durbin, Politics News

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Yvette Kantrow: Tiny Bubbles

For a media that was sent to the woodshed for helping to inflate and failing to the dot-com and housing bubbles, perhaps it stands to reason that its motto these days seems to be “we won’t get fooled again.”

Read more: The Telegraph, Linkedin, Bubble, Pandora, Technology, Social Networking, Business News


Major Corporations Oppose New Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs, Workers

Corporate America would rather not say how much it pays typical workers.

In a lobbying push that adds to the slew of attacks on last year’s financi…

Read more: Labor, Workers, Unemployment, Dodd-Frank, Income Inequality, Economic Crisis, Business News, Financial Crisis, Robert Menendez, Executive Compensation, Business News


Don McNay: Will Interest Rates Go Lower?

The common assumption is that interest rates are going to go higher. Just like the common assumption, for many years, that you couldn’t lose in the real estate market. Sometimes we have to consider the unconsiderable.

Read more: Interest Rates, Personal Finance, Housing Bubble, U.S. Economy, U.S. Debt, Interest Rate Spike, Personal Finance Tips, […]

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – June 28, 2011

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport.

The ‘GNR’ is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio’s mobile app!.


Read more: Iowa, Google, Floods, Los Alamos, Nuclear Waste, Nasa, Green Jobs, Department of Defense, Fracking, Antarctica, Epa, Renewable Energy, Regulation, Iraq, Green Business, Nuclear, Green News Report, Pollution, Clean Water Act, […]

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso: Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

We have the opportunity to do things right in Arctic waters, but only if we take the time to understand this extraordinary and fragile part of our national and natural heritage

Read more: Interior Department, Oil Drilling, Beaufort Sea, Oil, Chukchi Sea, Arctic, Offshore Drilling, Shell Oil, Polar Bears, Green News


John Farr: Post Mortem on Weiner Coverage: He Looked Bad, but So Did the Media

After all the public flogging this once proud public servant has undergone, doesn’t there come a point when enough is enough? Not where most of today’s media is concerned, it seems.

Read more: Anthony Weiner, Msnbc, Jane Lynch, Best Movies on DVD, Best Movies by Farr, Best Movies, Chris Matthews Hardball, Chris Matthews, Cyberspace, Internet, […]

Irvin G. Schorsch III: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

When most people think of estate planning, they think of creating wills and trusts to distribute their financial assets. If our legacy is to be lasting, we must preserve and perpetuate our values as well.

Read more: Investing, Wealth, Money, Retirement, Warren Buffett, Parenting, Personal Finance, Family, Philanthropy, Inheritance, Legacy, Will, Bequeath, Business News


Feeder Fund Investors Not Counted As Madoff Victims

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) – Investors in “feeder funds” who lost money in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme do not qualify as customers of the now-…

Read more: Fraud, Feeder Funds, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, Securities Investor Protection Corp, Bankruptcy, Irving Picard, Ponzi Scheme, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bernard Madoff, Judge Burton Lifland, […]

Retired Floridian Returns Home To Find His Home Foreclosed Upon, By Mistake

Here’s a friendly reminder to everyone who has summer vacation plans: Before your departure date, it’s a good idea to solicit the help of a trusted fr…

Read more: Eat the Press, Housing Market, Banks, Foreclosures, Bank of America, Business News, Foreclosure Mess, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mistakes, Gmac, Housing Crisis, Business News