Stories by Mike Whitney

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion(AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com. subscribe to Mike Whitney's feed

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: CounterPunch

There's something fishy about official versions about what's happening in Iraq.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: CounterPunch

Millions of older Americans say they will never be able to retire. They simply don’t have the savings.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The "housing has hit bottom" talk is the biggest bunch of public relations BS since WMD.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

Retirement age is not really the issue at all. This is about union busting and "putting people in their place." It's about in whose interests will society be run.

Posted on: May 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The market is presently stitched together with buyer-assistance programs, a veritable dog's breakfast of giveaways, all designed with one purpose in mind.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

China is reeling from overinvestment, underconsumption, and razor-thin profit margins. That's a tough mix in the best of times; and these aren't the best of times.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2010, Source: The Smirking Chimp

The NY Fed, and likely Geithner himself, undermined, perhaps even violated, laws designed to protect investors and markets.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

Six months and $1 trillion later, and Congress still can't figure out what Geithner is up to. It's a wonder the Treasury chief hasn't been fired yet.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2009, Source: Dissident Voice

This is not a normal recession where the mismatch between supply and demand will work itself out over time.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: CounterPunch

The fear on Capital Hill is palpable, especially among the Democrats who have led the effort to pass Paulson's boondoggle ASAP.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2008, Source: CounterPunch

With the collapse of yet another financial institution, it's time to name names.