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MARC MEWSHAW

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Keeping the banks in check

 One Cent's Worth
There is afoot a bipartisan effort to dust off a defunct law that could erect a sturdy guardrail against the systemic banking crises that nearly brought our country to ruin in 2008.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  August 08, 2013

The part-time epidemic

One Cent's Worth
When it comes to Obamacare, good thing Republican US Senator Susan Collins has the workingman's back. Or does she?
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  July 10, 2013

Fixing the mess of student debt

One Cent's Worth
On July 1, the interest rate on federal Stafford student loans is slated to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Luckily, the forces of common sense have an ace up their sleeve.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  June 13, 2013

Immigration by the numbers

One Cent's Worth
After many false starts, a convergence of public sentiment and political will has sped the country to the brink of comprehensive immigration reform. In purely economic terms, it's a no-brainer — one of those rare instances where a moral imperative neatly aligns with our national self-interest.  
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  May 16, 2013

Trampled by A Bull Market

One Cent's Worth
The tailwinds behind the rally are largely illusory. Wall Street owes its bullish run to systematically pillaging our retirement funds.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  March 20, 2013

Bottom feeders

One Cent’s Worth
Last month, federal regulators pulled the plug on a wide-ranging review of wrongful foreclosures by 10 mortgage lenders at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  February 20, 2013



Card-carrying Congress

One Cent's Worth
This year is just barely out of the crate, and already it's shaping up to be depressingly like last year.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  January 23, 2013

The Great Debt Deception

One Cent’s Worth
As the country hurtles, Thelma and Louise -style, toward the fiscal cliff, there's been a steady drumbeat of calls for the two parties to join hands in the name of "shared sacrifice."
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  December 26, 2012

Cause for jubilation?

One Cent’s Worth
Occupy Wall Street seems to have become a movement equally well-known for what it hasn't accomplished (much of anything, going by the establishment's churlish appraisal) as for what it has. But that may be about to change.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  November 28, 2012

Cliffhanger

One Cent's Worth
Amid the white noise of the election, sometimes the most pressing — but least headline-grabbing — issues fade into the hubbub. One such issue: the "fiscal cliff," the standoff over which says as much about the poisonous state of politics as it does about the US's ongoing economic frailty.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  October 31, 2012

You, me, + QE3

One Cent’s Worth
After two previous rounds of qualitative easing, the floodgates have opened for yet another.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  October 03, 2012



Rewarding inefficiency

One Cent’s Worth
As Obama barnstorms swing-state college campuses, he's making affordability of higher education the centerpiece of efforts to cast himself as wonkish hipster against Mitt Romney's rich, out-of-touch white guy.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  September 05, 2012

A lament for Libor

One Cent’s Worth
Ladies and gentlemen, London's burning. Not with the flames of the Olympic torch or the torments of a hellish heat wave.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  August 08, 2012

Billions gone

One Cent’s Worth
Full disclosure: I'm pretty dumb. I never made it past Algebra II.
By: MARC MEWSHAW  |  July 11, 2012
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