Tag: finance

Cezary Podkul: Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

October 2014

Leaders took on forty-year debt to pay for short-term stuff, a case study in the perverse incentives tobacco bonds create.

Paul Kiel: USA Discounters Responds to ProPublica

July 2014

The company says ProPublica “inaccurately” portrayed its policies regarding military customers, but cites no errors.

Paul Kiel: Federal Law Leaves Soldiers Vulnerable

July 2014

Soldiers struggle to find substantive legal recourse against high-cost lender USA Discounters.

What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules

April 2014

The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so.

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger: Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

April 2014

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.

Robert Reich: JP Morgan Chase, the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, and the Corruption of America

December 2013

Why hiring China's "princelings" amounts to business by bribery.

Paul Kiel: Whack-a-Mole

August 2013

When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.

TaxCast: No Tax Havens in Helsinki, Starbucks Joins the Roll of Dishonor, and Following the Money

October 2012

Helsinki declares itself a tax haven-free zone, Starbucks joins the tax avoidance Roll of Dishonor, and we follow the money: asset recovery, dictators, and the selling of secrecy.

Generation, Gap

March 2010 The financial watchdog on the trouble the American middle class is in, who’s responsible for it, and what needs to be done to get out of it.