Paul Krugman: The Fed is not a rogue trader and historical norms for interest rates aren't relevant in a persistently depressed, deleveraging economy. But traders continue to lash out and claim, "It's all fake!"
The citizens' ballot initiative or referendum, created in the first Gilded Age to counter plutocratic governance, is overmatched in new Gilded Age.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, founder of 350.org, and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book, just out in paperback, is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."