Bank (Still) Behaving Badly: Snatching Homes from Widows

For many months those of us who have been paying attention to financial and economic reports have heard that the economy is growing, albeit too slow for our tastes. That’s great news on a macro level but, on an individual level, it’s all too common to still hear stories about people who are falling through the economic recovery’s cracks.… [Read more]

Un-Occupied?

So, what’s the news today?  Let me check.  Hmm…OK, here’s an evolving story:  The New York City Police Department raided the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park.  Based on the comments I’m reading, I get the impression that some people are surprised.  Really?  Why?  Didn’t they see something like this happening after it was announced weeks ago that Zuccotti Park needed a clean up?  … [Read more]

All Of These Distractions…

We live in an age of short attention spans.  That has amounted to good news for people like Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York, whose brash rudeness and displays of contempt were forgotten once the events of 9/11 took place.  Short memories and limited recall have worked wonders for elected officials such as David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Elliot Spitzer and others who have managed to carve out very lucrative careers after finding their names in the news next to the word ‘scandal’.… [Read more]