David Coates

Archive for May, 2011

May 26, 2011

Punishment or Pushback: Financial Regulation in the Midst of Recession

  Nearly one American in two is currently “financially fragile” – unable, that is, to come up with $2000 dollars in 30 days to deal with an unexpected emergency.[1] That fragility presumably does not stretch out to the fortunate few employed by Goldman Sachs, collectively the recipients of the reportedly $15.4 billion set aside by […] read more »
May 12, 2011

Laying-Off Teachers To Demonstrate How Much They Are Appreciated

    When the President came to Winston-Salem in North Carolina last December, and first laid out his “sputnik moment” analysis of our contemporary situation, the whole emphasis of his address that day was on the need to strengthen our educational base in order to compete effectively in the global economy of the twenty-first century. read more »