It’s been a year since that “so-called scary” moment, when it looked like global capitalism was going to destroy itself and everyone freaked out.
For a brief moment, when Main Street was outraged with Wall Street, there was room to dialogue on a national scale about this economic model. At the time, The Indypendent was there providing analysis and critique when it mattered most.
Now, a year into the economic collapse, the debate has been silenced. What began as a discussion about questioning the capitalist model has quickly turned into one focused on how to save the system — largely leaving the same problems and people in place. And at great expense to American taxpayers.
It’s important that newspapers such as The Indypendent continue to inform Main Street, and to keep our elected officials accountable for the decisions that have been made to address the severe recession that spun out of the act of defending this economic model.
Here is a list of The Indypendent’s best economic articles and analysis within the last year:
“How to Wreck the Economy,” By Arun Gupta and Illustrations by Frank Reynoso
“The Early History of the New Depression.” By Arun Gupta
“It’s Housing, Stupid!” By Max Fraad Wolff
“Bailing out the Bankrupt Ideology,” By Arun Gupta
“Obamanomics: Why the Stimulus Plan Will Not Revive the Economy,” By Arun Gupta
“Bronx Bakery Battle: Striking Employees Have Emerged As Symbols of Working-Class Resistance During Economic Crisis,” By Sarah Secunda
“Bailing Out the Billionaires,” By Max Fraad Wolff
“The Real Obamania: Why Big Business Is Lovin’ the Democrats,” By John Tarleton
“Subprime Color Line: Brooklyn Retiree on Verge of Losing Home as Sub-prime Lenders Target Cash-Poor Black Seniors,” By Joseph Huff-Hannon
“Asia’s Coming Fury: Sudden End of Economic Growth Could Spark Radical Protest,” By Walden Bello
“No Sign of Economy’s Green Shoots,” By Max Fraad Wolff
“The Road to Recovery,” By Arun Gupta
“A Stalled Debate on the Economy,” By Arun Gupta
“Wail Street,” By John Tarleton
“Economic Downturn Crunches College Students,” By Chris Cascarano
“It’s Time For A Taxpayer Revolt!” By Madea Benjamin and Arun Gupta
“From Bubble to Rubble: $10 Trillion Home Mortgage Debt Tanks Economy,” By Max Fraad Wolff
“A Better Way to Stimulate the Economy,” By Max Fraad Wolff
“Inflation Nation: A Guide to Your Pocketbook Blues,” By Arun Gupta
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