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  • What will be Wall Street’s punishment for fraudulently manipulating the LIBOR?

    An analysis by Morgan Stanley finds that Wall Street stands to be hit with at least $22 billion in penalties over its involvement in rigging key interest rates that underlie trillions of dollars of investments around the world. But that’s a low number – as hundreds of thousands of litigants – from individuals, to cities, to businesses – might have cases against the banks as this investigation continues – and it’s learned just how much mo

  • Daily Topics - Thursday July 12th, 2012

    Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

    Hour One: Latest on the battle for democracy in Michigan - Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push Detroit

  • Our crumbling infrastructure & long commutes

    Our public transportation system is failing low-income workers. According to a new study by the Brookings Institute – only a quarter of Americans can get to their job within 90 minutes using public transportation. For a lot of Americans who can’t afford a car – or the gas to commute the average 13 miles it takes for the typical American to get to work – then public transportation is their only option. But that means long, exh

  • Daily Topics - Wednesday July 11th, 2012

    Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

    Hour One: House repealing Obamacare...creating wage slavery?

    Hour Two: Put an end to all billionaires! Tanya Marchiol, Team Investments Inc.

    Hour Three: Tax Breaks for 10 years...where are the jobs?

  • America’s entrepreneurial class is dying

    While small businesses have certainly taken a hit following the Bush Great Recession, the evidence shows that American entrepreneurs have been getting pummeled for more than thirty years. According to a new study released today by the New American Foundation, the number of entrepreneurs per capita has dropped by 53% since 1977. And since 1991, the number of Americans who are self-employed has dropped by more than 20%. In othe

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday July 10th, 2012

    Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

    Hour One: Voter suppression...a legacy of slavery? / Plus, GOP ignores SCOTUS, plots health care repeal vote - Congressman Steve Israel, (D-NY)

    Hour Two: Should firefighters be making the minimum wage...$7.25/hour? Peter Ferrara, Carleson Center for Public Policy

    Hour Three: Would cutting the work week put everyone back to work?

  • The LIBOR rate fixing scandal could grow

    After heads rolled last week at Barclays Bank following admission that the bank rigged key interest rates that underlie millions of consumer loans from home mortgages to credit cards, there are new allegations that other banks may be involved, and that this massive rip-off has been going on for decades. As one financial insider admitted to The Economist, “fifteen years ago, the word was that LIBOR was being rigged.” The insider wen

  • Daily Topics - Monday July 9th, 2012

    Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

    Hour One: FL Gov covers up TB outbreak...why we need a national healthcare system - Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine

    Hour Two: Will Obama get tax breaks for the middle class? Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard

    Hour Three: Cities fight back against the big banks...

  • Corporations are eating our commons

    So-called Emergency Financial Managers in Michigan are selling off public schools to private charter school corporations – and laying off hundreds of public school teachers in the process. The “mini-dictators” who – appointed by Republican Governors – have unprecedented power to fire local elected officials, break union contracts, and sell off our commons to corporate interests have decided to eat alive the public school system in West M

  • The Greek people are once again getting a raw deal

    Despite promising to renegotiate the bailout deal, to soften austerity measures coming down the pike, the new Conservative coalition government in Greece is moving forward with harsh new spending cuts. Even though the New Democracy party supported the bailout and austerity program during the campaign, the Party did promise to soften the austerity blow and have the spending cuts spread out over two years rather than inflicted immediately.

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