Palin was the last clear expression of capitalism-as-usual before everything went south. She showed us -- in that plainspoken, down-homey way of hers -- the trajectory the U.S. economy was on.
Despite all the hype, the G20's ascendance and its thrust toward global governance brings us now fully into the 21st C.
The guys in the towers can weather almost any degree of common sense with a mixture of denial, mild reform and, above all, patience. They have no fear of being tried for "economic crimes."
We need more than financial stability. We need an ethical financial sector whose commitment to shared prosperity equals its desire for stability.
The impulse to resist unbridled capitalism -- with its resulting extreme inequality and economic domination by the rich -- is basic and has persisted throughout the centuries.
Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
This is a linguistic deficit that reflects a democratic deficit, since the views of the majority are simply not heard in a crucial debate.
Taxpayers' bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers.
Obama's decision to tax the well-to-do is no doubt creating nervousness among Canada's financial elite.
There are too many people who are absurdly, stupidly rich. There is an easy, non-violent solution: Move some of their excess wealth to the people in the middle, since it all came from there anyway.