Economy & Budget

Meet the new Robber Barons

There was a time when railroad tycoons built empires by exploiting government connections to take advantage of the little guy. Today, the tables are turned, and it is large multinational corporations trying to persuade the government to dictate...

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Who put the anti-small business language in 2017 NDAA?

I would like to know specifically who put the three provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would essentially dismantle federal small business programs. Who thought it was a good idea to make the Comprehensive...

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Finding common ground on long term care funding

In the midst of presidential and Congressional elections this fall, it’s more important than ever for lawmakers in Washington to remember the pressing issues related to how Americans will pay for long term care.  Our country is currently...

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Fighting for corporate welfare behind closed doors

Presidential candidates used to be picked by men in smoke-filled Washington, D.C. backrooms. Those days may be over, but that doesn’t mean backroom deals still aren’t determining key policy decisions in our nation’s capital.

The fate of the...

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Big banks' predatory practices hurt customers and workers

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau levied the biggest fine in the agency’s history -- $100 million -– against Wells Fargo, to stop the predatory banking practices that are harming consumers and to stop managers from...

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Protectionism: the curse that keeps on taking

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” warned the Spanish philosopher George Santayana more than a century ago.

Listening to our major presidential candidates talk about trade, I’m worried that we’re about to...

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