The 2008 financial meltdown caused millions of Americans to lose their homes, and the austerity measures that followed only widened income inequality and helped fuel the rise of right-wing populism.
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Right-wing populists have exploited key weaknesses in liberal democratic society that were exacerbated by the failure of political leaders to respond effectively to the 2008 financial crisis.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana jumps into the arms of Alex Ovechkin (8) after scoring the go-ahead goal during Game 5 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs. Cheer for the Caps this Stanley Cup final if you’re hoping the stock market performs well.
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The Stanley Cup winner has proven to be a weirdly accurate stock market predictor. That's why we should cheer for the Washington Capitals this year.
Wall Street needs a new face.
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In giving Dodd-Frank the Botox treatment, Congress misses the point of what's wrong with financial regulation: It's an old mess.
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis.
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A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
Masculine words and metaphors are frequently used in financial language.
The stock market is littered with metaphors made by and for men, so it's no wonder women don't feel as comfortable in investing.
Inflation may be a bull market’s greatest enemy.
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While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.
In the red.
Markets follow a mix of economic reasoning, human emotion and out-of-control algorithms.
The Dow Jones is on a rollercoaster. But don't panic.
Another jittery day on Wall Street.
An economist explains why the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest-ever one-day drop shouldn't bother you too much.
Prolonged periods of low volatility provide ample opportunity for investors to become complacent about risk, and increase the prospect of sharp market corrections.
Volatility indexes show that investors have been complacent about the risk of a share market correction.
The record level of the price-to-earnings ratio for equities is increasingly worrying. But how do we determine whether the price of a stock – or an exchange – is valued at its fair price or overvalued?
New research reveals a happy work force is likely to increase a business's profitability.
While every other social media platform seeks to tie users in through content-rich profiles, the transient nature of Snaps means the company needs to find a new hook.
The finance industry has developed a powerful set of tools over the years, which could be used to improve well-being and solve our environmental problems.
Not so wise after all?
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
New research suggests mini-crashes, in which the price of a single stock or commodity temporarily goes haywire, may be unstoppable.
It hasn't been a good round of earnings for Silicon Valley's big names.
We all miss out when corporates keep themselves to themselves.
The Big Three.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.