Tag: financial reform

Aaron Dorfman: Healthy democracy needs philanthropy

Column by Aaron Dorfman Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   When those who speak for regular folks – you, me and everyday working people – are outspent in Washington, even the most welcome legislation tends to serve the rich and powerful. As the country anticipates President Obama signing financial reform legislation, the scorecard is so starkly […]

Frank Knapp Jr.: Restoring balance between Wall Street and Main Street

Column by Frank Knapp Jr. Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and small business organizations and owners across this country want Wall Street Reform. But you wouldn’t know that from the attention the media gives to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which […]

Jim Webb: The case for financial reform

Column by Jim Webb www.webb.senate.gov   In the early days of our republic, President Andrew Jackson established an important principle of American-style democracy – that we should measure the health of our society not at its apex, but at its base. That focus has been lost, as many on Wall Street have accumulated vast wealth […]

David Hills and Michael Lent: Financial reform

Column by David Hills and Michael Lent Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street – something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency.