Stories by William Greider

William Greider is national affairs correspondent for The Nation, and has been a political journalist for more than thirty-five years. A former Rolling Stone and Washington Post editor, he is the author of "The Soul of Capitalism (Simon & Schuster)." subscribe to William Greider's feed

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: The Nation

It turns out that making life difficult for a leader who disappoints and doesn’t keep his word can produce dividends.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014, Source: The Nation

The Dems need to experience more of the surprise rebellions that took down some old bulls in the GOP.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014, Source: The Nation

Amid the crises in Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine, hawks are calling for U.S. military intervention.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: The Nation

The Justice's dissent in the Michigan college admissions case identified an enduring element of white supremacy clinging to our society.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011, Source: The Nation

Wages are stagnant or falling. Foreclosures are tearing through communities, and falling home prices are destroying family equity. It's like a reverse New Deal.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2010, Source: The Nation

So far, Obama's governing style is too nice for real-life politics, where Boy Scouts get their heads handed to them.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: The Nation

The country's predicament is a historic emergency that cannot wait for market solutions. America must start producing for itself.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2010, Source: Labor Notes

When Washington players talk up “bipartisan compromise,” it usually means the people are about to get screwed.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2010, Source: The Nation

The government’s $182 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG should be seen as the Rosetta Stone for understanding the financial crisis and its costly aftermath.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2010, Source: The Nation

Members of the Fed have started warning that full-blown monetary deflation may be coming. That, not the deficit, could really put the US economy in ruin.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010, Source: The Nation

We are at the beginning of a promising struggle to cut the financial sector down to tolerable dimensions and reduced power.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: The Nation

Raising taxes and reducing federal spending will be tragic for millions of struggling families, but also potentially devastating for the Democratic party.

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: The Nation

The Fed pumped trillions of dollars into Wall Street in secret. That's insane.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2010, Source: The Nation

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010, Source: The Nation

The first casualty of the president's political debacle will likely be Timothy Geithner, the severely over-confident treasury secretary well known as a lapdog of Wall Street.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: The Nation

The Dems' loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed. Now it's time for him to change.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: The Nation

Pete Peterson, the Wall Street billionaire who wants to loot Social Security, has created a "news network" hooked up to the Washington Post.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: The Nation

Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson has invented his own "news network" to promote his right-wing rants, and the Washington Post is lending its name to his cause.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: TheNation.com

Usury is under scrutiny, thanks to an interfaith alliance that's planning to stage "face-to-face" interactions with bankers and politicians.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

A permanent security blanket for big boys of finance will further inflame public opinion. Only the public isn't likely to know.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: The Nation

Asking deeper questions about the true sources of the calamity is a first step toward developing authentic answers to the nation's predicament.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

Ben Bernanke doesn't serve the public. He doesn't even see its existence.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

After a brilliant beginning, Obama seems to be abandoning his principles on health care by hedging on a public option.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

The White House has cut a deal with Big Pharma that smells like the same old rotten politics that candidate Obama regularly denounced.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2009, Source: TheNation.com

In naming Phil Angelides as chair of the new Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Congress has picked an aggressive reformer.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: The Nation

Pelosi: "We wake up one morning and AIG was receiving $80 billion from the Fed. So of course we're saying, 'Where is this money coming from?"

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: The Nation

Missing in the Obama plan are hard rules -- the classic quality of laws that command behavior by prescribing "thou shalt" or 'thou shalt not."

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

Taxing health care will turn working class people against Obama and ruin the Democratic Party.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

The Dems aid and protect their free-roaming entrepreneurial politicians and don't punish those who undermine the party's larger promises.

Posted on: May 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

Can someone explain how outsourcing the auto industry is in our national interest?

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

Our enormous wealth and power are in decline -- yet we have a chance to fill the emptiness in our lives and give them meaning.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

What we are witnessing is a high-stakes melodrama of glandular politics. Will Obama roll over or fight back?

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: TheNation.com

If Wall Street gets its way, Washington will pass new "reforms" that consolidate power and ratify a corporate state.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

It's very much like the regular Monopoly game -- only better -- because this one uses real money, provided courtesy of the taxpayers.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: The Washington Post

Obama is trapped between the governing elites who decide things and the people who are governed. Which side is he on?

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source: The Nation

To restore the nation's broken financial system, Washington must reform the Federal Reserve.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: TheNation.com

Although Obama has stated his support for Social Security, progressives need to fight against private interests who will push him to compromise.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: The Nation

Behind closed doors, powerful interests are pushing Obama to tap Social Security to pay for bank bailouts. How he responds will shape his presidency.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: The Nation

The lack of transparency and silence feeds a popular suspicion that politicians are still working for the other side.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: The Nation

Dire events are going to push Obama toward economic solutions far more fundamental than those he had intended.

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