Stories by Yves Smith

Yves Smith is the founder of Naked Capitalism and the author of "ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism." subscribe to Yves Smith's feed

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: Naked Capitalism

Representing something much bigger than an economic or political crisis.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: Naked Capitalism

What we are seeing in Greece is no surprise, even though that does not make it any less a tragedy.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015, Source: Naked Capitalism

The administration hews to its usual pattern of false friend when it appears to take up of populist causes.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: Naked Capitalism

The 1944 book focuses on the tension between economic progress and its negative social impact.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: Naked Capitalism

Student loan debt is the only form of debt not discharged by filing bankruptcy.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

The U.S. has a long-term project underway to take the dignity out of work.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

As the loss of economic and political right increases, the population is getting spooked.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

As Comptroller, Spitzer would have an obvious target for financial reform.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

From his bank-centric policies to terrible leadership and sexism, Summers has nothing good to offer the country.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Banks are outbidding private equity Funds at foreclosures, believing they can beat them at the pump-and-dump game.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

At NYU, plunder has become a very attractive career path.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Efforts to take down Greenwald and Snowden are ultimately destructive of the interests of American technology companies and American security.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Early calls on costs may be premature, especially given rising corporatization of healthcare.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Hallelujah - sort of. Catholic leaders make timid noises to protest horrific policies that crush millions.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

"Business freedom" in America increasingly means the God-given right to exploit the vulnerability of the public.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Rust Consulting underpays harmed borrowers in the latest Independent Foreclosure Review 'mistake'

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

Do they hear the sound of the air hissing out of the economy?

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

The growing list of folks getting a juicy return on their association with the President.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

The U.S. stands out among advanced countries for its highly regressive tax code.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013, Source: Naked Capitalism

The president wants to cut Social Security and Medicare to protect the investor class.