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The Unfinished Business of Financial Reform

Lawmakers will need to consider financial speculation taxes in the next round of the fight to rein in Wall Street.

As senators prepare to fight their way through a blizzard of amendments to the financial reform bill, it's hard to predict exactly what we'll wind up with when the storm is over. But it's important to view this as merely round one in what will likely be a long struggle to rein in Wall Street.

Enabling Wall Street's Gambling Problem

Thought bankers had learned their lesson in 2008? Think again.

After the financial meltdown of 2008, I remember thinking that I wouldn't be running into Wall Street lobbyists much anymore in the halls of Congress.

If you'd just driven the economy off a cliff, wouldn't you be embarrassed to show your face on Capitol Hill? And surely, I thought, these firms wouldn't spend their taxpayer bailout money on high-priced lobbyists.

Mining for Profits in International Tribunals

A new report documents increased lawsuits against governments by transnational corporations involved in the oil, mining, and gas industries.

In the context of high global prices for natural resources, developing country governments seeking to increase the benefits of those resources for their own people are finding themselves increasingly at odds with transnational corporations.

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