Is Wall Street Making Life or Death Decisions?

In the last thirty years, the values of Wall Street have so infiltrated the values of American society that seemingly all aspects of life are impacted.

By: Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Is your health insurance company traded on Wall Street?

If so, is Wall Street deciding your medical care?

It’s hard to recall that for-profit corporations were once kept out of health care — in fact, for most of the 20th century. During this time, the nation’s medical system was built largely by non-profit and charitable organizations, which is why so many hospitals are named for saints. Courts across …

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Ten Tips on Where to Put Your Money NOW

If you’re like me , you lost a hefty chunk of your savings in the past year and have been too shell-shocked to revisit the scene of the crime.

By: Peter Passell

OK. The financial panic seems to be over. No major investment bank has followed Lehman Brothers into that good night. AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are totally, hopelessly bankrupt, but Uncle Sam is fully committed to keeping the zombies shuffling. And while some (many?) of America’s banks are surely running on fumes, there’s no doubt that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will cover deposits to the statutory

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