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The Future of Money

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Disrupt the Banks

Why haven’t start-ups completely taken over the personal finance industry?

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Accomplished Economist Who Wants to Empower Whole Societies

For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.

Datebook

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6 Events Happening in March and April That You Should Be Aware Of

From the first day of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the presidential elections in Afghanistan, dates you might want to watch.

You Don't Know America

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Banks Don’t Do Much Banking Anymore—and That’s a Serious Problem

As hedge funds, private equity firms, and other asset managers that make up the shadow banking system gradually take over the role of lending, their risks—and the borrowed money they use to make them—are largely shielded from view.

 

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Wrongful Termination Suit Offers an Inside Look at How the Fed Handled ‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks

Lawyer Carmen Segarra said she was pressured to change her finding that the way Goldman Sachs managed conflicts of interest was flawed.

 

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Signed, Sealed, Deposited

How to save the Postal Service—and protect ordinary Americans from financial predators—in one easy step: bring back postal banking!

 

Simon Johnson Critiques Democracy vs. Financialization

The former chief economist for the IMF discusses the unfairness of the existing American financial infrastructure and the complex policy prescriptions that seek a remedy.

 

#OWS: What Took So Long?

Psychologists tie the reluctance to protest Wall Street bailouts to a deep-seated need to justify the status quo.

 

What’s So Funny About Tightwad’s Money?

One small rural bank’s humorous effort to expand succeeds fair and square, only to raise the eyebrows of the regulators tasked to oversee its health.

 

Bank Tax, We Hardly Knew Ye

A Swedish idea that creates an insurance fund for preserving big banks — but not necessarily their bosses or shareholders — needs to return from the dead.

 

The New Trans-Atlantic SWIFT Agreement

Will it give European intelligence agencies access to U.S. banking records?

 

US Tax Havens – Partisans Seek Safe Harbor

Opponents and (the much quieter) partisans of tax havens both see their causes as ‘leveling playing fields,’ but they seem to be playing different games, one featuring U.S. taxpayers and the other international tax rates.

 

A Nation of Savers?

Our addiction to easy credit — and aversion to thrift — got us into this mess. The withdrawal may be painful for policymakers and consumers alike.

 

Money Talks — But What If You Can’t Hear?

A Wisconsin couple are starting a local bank with a national footprint and a global mission — serving the deaf in a manner that recognizes their culture and specific needs.

 

The Crisis That Swallowed the Credit Union Debate

During a period of wide economic uncertainty, credit unions and community banks squared off for another round in their competition to continue making honest loans — perhaps for naught.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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