Thomas Ferguson

Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts

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Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and contributing editor at The Nation magazine; author of Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems

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Argentina, Indonesia, Russia and other so-called “emerging economies” have followed a pattern that’s all too clear to officials of the International Monetary Fund.

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Argentina, Indonesia, Russia and other so-called “emerging economies” have followed a pattern that’s all too clear to officials of the International Monetary Fund.

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An  article  in the Atlantic magazine is drawing a lot of attention from Wall Street to Washington.

Is the US Becoming a Banana Republic?

An article in the Atlantic magazine is drawing a lot of attention from Wall Street to Washington.

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Talk of "nationalizing" America's biggest banks, like  Citigroup  or  Bank of America , has frightened investors and caused bank stocks to decline.

'Nationalizing' America's Banks: Rumors and Realities

Talk of "nationalizing" America's biggest banks, like Citigroup or Bank of America , has frightened investors and caused bank stocks to decline.

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