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10 Questions JPMorgan’s Board of Directors Should be Asking

Much has been written about the trading—not hedging—debacle at JPMorgan.

Jamie Dimon’s mea culpa is intended to head off deeper questions. No cover-up on his watch—get out in front, be direct, deal with it, move on.  Right?  Not so fast.

JPMorgan’s board has a responsibility to probe more thoughtfully into the uncomfortable truth about the firm they are charged to oversee.  Here are ten questions I’d want answers to if I were on JPMorgan’s board:

Nurses Push Tax on Trades to Help Sick

Of all the street actions leading up to the NATO summit, the one that might seem most perplexing is a nurses’ rally for a tax on securities trades.

Flawed, Ignorant and Dangerous: A Bain Capital Partner’s Worldview

“At base, having a small elite with vast wealth is good for the poor and the middle class.” 

This is how Adam Davidson’s piece in the New York Times Magazine 

Wall Street's Speed Freaks

The high-frequency trading that dominates the stock market could trigger another global financial crisis.

The power suits making billions off the stock market are always trying to assure us that their trading serves a socially redeeming purpose. They steer money to companies and industries that make our economy more productive, they claim.

The Emerging New The New Economy: A State by State look

History is paradoxical: Our politics are stalemated, our economy stagnating.

Chuck Collins on Marketplace

Chuck Collins' new book, 99 to 1, is getting some press attention.

Excellent audio interview on social movements, Obama's policies, and the terrifying world of Mitt Romney: http://www.ips-dc.org/media/chuck_collins_on_marketplace

Shortchanging America

Shortchanging America

Verizon is the poster child for corporate irresponsibility.

By Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger

Is There a Case for Public Banking in America?

Last week I participated in the inaugural Public Banking Institute conference in Philadelphia - not a coincidence, freedom from tyranny of the banks underscored the program.

When I first learned of this idea of state-owned banks as a solution to our economic challenges, I was a real skeptic.

Why This May Day Matters

This year, the day is about occupying the space and the time to create a different world.

If the mainstream media was confused about Occupy Wall Street

Bank CEOs Gain as Millions Lose Dreams, Retirement to Foreclosure

While foreclosures have devastated the financial security of millions of American families, the CEOs of Wells Fargo and Bank of America have seen their retirement packages balloon.

Inside and outside of Wells Fargo's annul meeting. Protesters brought a makeshift wagon to the Wells Fargo protest. Photo by Mike Koozmin (SF Examiner)anual meeting in San Francisco yesterday, thousands of angry protesters decried the bank’s leading role in the loss of millions of American homes to foreclosure.

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