Tag Archives: politics

protest and gaza

The feet of one of three Palestinian siblings from the Al-samoni family, killed by an Israeli tank shell, are seen in the mortuary of Al-Shifa hospital, on January 5, 2009 in Gaza City. Seven members from the Al-samoni family were killed including the mother, three children and a baby, when an Israeli shell struck their […]

The myth of the community reinvestment act as the cause of the current financial crisis

Recently many commentators have blamed the current financial crisis on a law enacted under the Carter and Clinton administrations, the Community Reinvestment Act. They say that the law forced banks to issue loans to lower income an minority applicants that could not afford them. Usually there is some grain of truth to these things, but […]