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  • Don't Blame Capitalism - Blame Selfish Prats Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Student demonstrators carry banners as they march against cuts in tuition funding in London on November 9, 2011. Thousands of students headed to London on November 9 to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    If we’re not to blame capitalism for the current wave of dissatisfaction, who are we to blame? Selfish prats. They can be found across the political spectrum and in all socio-economic groups. They make poor decisions and screw stuff up for everyone else.

  • London Protesters Camping, but What Are They Saying? Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 6:09 AM ET
    A London demonstrator vents anger at bankers while standing near St. Paul's Cathedral. "Occupy" protestors, as they're known in the United States and United Kingdom, concern themselves primarily with what they see as the domination of society by interests within financial institutions and corporations.

    It’s getting colder in London. We had a lingering summer, but that is over. Not such a great time to be on the streets for any longer than you have to. The central heating goes on and the thick duvet is very welcome.

  • Is Solyndra a Scandal? Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 7:51 PM ET
    Is Solyndra a Scandal?

    Debating whether the Obama administration ignored repeated warnings about the clean energy loan program, with James Pethokoukis, Reuters BreakingViews; Rep. Tim Murphy, (R-PA), and Julian Epstein, Law Media Group CEO.

  • World Facing 'Crisis of Capitalism': Economist Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 2:11 AM ET

    Following the economic and market "bungee jump" out of the 2009 abyss, one economist is warning that we face a "once-in-a-lifetime crisis of capitalism" and "Deficit Attention Disorder."

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    At Wednesday's CNBC-sponsored Delivering Alpha investor conference in New York, a wide swath of experts will converge to talk about how to survive and thrive in such a difficult environment.

  • Is Nouriel Roubini a Communist? Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 3:30 PM ET
    Nouriel Roubini & Karl Marx

    Karl Marx, meet your 21st century acolyte: Nouriel Roubini.

  • Thomas Hoenig

    Thomas Hoenig just crushed the arguments against breaking up the biggest banks.

  • Kids Are Capitalists Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    Toddlers do not have to be programmed by society to believe in property. They understand very well the concept of ownership. "Mine" is one of the favorite words of almost every two-year-old I've ever met.

  • On Stimulus: Government Should Cut Back Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 1:22 PM ET
    Warren Buffett is interviewed by CNBC's Becky Quick in 2011 in front of a mock-up of the Buffett family grocery store in Omaha where he worked as a child.

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC he thinks the government should reduce its efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy now that the recovery is gradually picking up steam.

  • The Worst Hyperinflation Situations of All Time Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 9:28 AM ET
    Imagine that during the time it took to drink a cup of coffee, the price of that cup of coffee doubled. Although extreme, this becomes the reality of hyperinflation, where prices change so rapidly that everyday items rise exponentially and money becomes worthless, virtually overnight or even in the course of a working day. Today, inflation has become a major topic of debate in the United States, and although many are concerned about the effects of a devalued dollar on the economy, history shows

    What were some of the worst inflation situations in history and how did they come to be? Click to find out!