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May/June 2012

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    Swaps Crisis

    By Darwin BondGraham

    Interest rate swap deals have allowed the big banks to hold local governments and agencies hostage for tens of millions of dollars. Read more »

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    Taxing the Rich, from Right to Left

    By John Miller

    When it comes to taxing the rich, Obama’s policies are more conservative than those endorsed by France’s center-right ex-president Sarkozy. Read more »

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    The Ideological Attack on Job Creation

    By Marty Wolfson

    Responding to Anti-Government Arguments | Order this issue or subscribe.

  • the regulars

    • the short run
    • ampersand Immigration
    • two cents Workplace Democracy | Israel/Palestine
    • active cultureRiding the Rails in Boston
    • comment Bill Black on the JOBS Act and Green Slime
    • in review David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years
    • economy in numbers Student-Loan Debt
    • ask dr. dollar How did the banks repay the bailout?