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While the Occupy Wall Street movement was criticized for its unclear agenda , the participants agreed on a firm stance against disparities between Wall Street banker compensation and more modest, working-class wages. After all, the original protester’s camped out in Zuccotti Park in New...
Created: Nov. 16, 2012
"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" That line, uttered by Claude Rains as Captain Renault in the film classic Casablanca , is perhaps the most paraphrased bit of movie dialogue ever. It expresses feigned outrage, the stock-in-trade of so many in the media...
Created: Jun. 15, 2012
Imagine if the United States put former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on trial for their role in beginning the Great Recession. Although the image is unorthodox, we can still ask: should they be held accountable for bad economic management of the country? Iceland recently...
Created: May 3, 2012
Financial scandals abound, on Wall Street, on Main Street. Maybe we're more aware these days, thanks to 24/7 media. Perhaps, smart, morally-challenged people are throwing impulse control to the wind. Whatever the reason, every day seems to bring a new feast of financial scandal, greed and...
Created: Mar. 26, 2012
Beginning in September 2011, a group of protesters started a movement called Occupy Wall Street in opposition to corporate greed and economic inequality in the United States. Since then, these protests have spread across the country and the world. In addition, these groups are protesting...
Created: Oct. 23, 2011
The United States Postal Service is currently facing serious financial problems. It's projected that the organization could lose up to $10 billion by the end of its fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2011. In order to save money, the USPS has proposed closing more than 200 post office branches and...
Created: Sep. 24, 2011
Debit cards are currently the preferred method of payment for American consumers. In 2008, debit card purchases exceeded credit card purchases. Could this shift be due to stereotypical, frivolous spending habits of Americans or does the ease of possessing a portable bank account make the...
Created: Aug. 17, 2011
The current economic recession is making an indelible mark on the U.S. government and society. From high unemployment rates and a terrible housing market, the economy continues to plague society and personally affects people from all walks of life around the nation. As the debt ceiling debate...
Created: Jul. 12, 2011
 
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