Our question last October, posed by James Lieber: "When Do We Go After the Crooks Behind Our Financial Collapse?" Now we know the answer: Never. Why aren't you more pissed off? Why is this story being underplayed?
Barring a massive surge of readership between now and Thursday night (and with Michael Musto half-naked on this week's cover, anything is possible), we can safely say that the following stories generated the most interest from our readers this year. (And watch out for #3 -- it's definitely Not Safe ... More >>
James Lieber's January "What Cooked the World's Economy?" which explained the financial meltdown we still suffer from, is one of our most-read and -emailed stories. Now the awesome follow-up: "We've Bailed out the Banks. When Do We Go After the Crooks Behind our Financial Collapse?" Lieber fi ... More >>
We're pleased to see the Obama Administration has asked for new powers to regulate the trading of derivatives -- those "financial instruments" by means of which, in the good old days, big banks shuttled bundles of debt back and forth, creating the illusion of economic health until it all went to shi ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought."Mob cops" finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1 ... More >>
It's time to stop pinning the "news" tag on Gary Ackerman's angry outburst at the SEC yesterday for not stopping Bernie Madoff. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the House hearing, yes. But while the New York Democrat yelled at the SEC, whistleblower Harry Markopolos spoke more softly but cut d ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
Conservatives say cheap mortgages killed the economy; President Obama blames "the collective failure to make hard choices." But the problem's really corporate players gone wild and often illegal, analyst James Lieber tells the Voice. And without a raft of subpoenas, we may never get to the bottom of ... More >>
New York Times' Eichenwald Called 'Dirty'