Taxpayers ralliing outside the Goldman Sachs DC office to deliver a letter for its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. Photo by SEIU via Creative Commons Share

Oakland’s rate swap deal plagued by scandal (Community Voices)

Earlier this month, Oakland Local published a piece on the pending investigation, and potential debarment of Goldman Sachs from doing business with Oakland. As the story goes, in 1997 the city had issued $187...
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There goes the neighborhood: Large investors are the elephant in the room when it comes to the gentrification conversation (Community Voices)

The word “gentrification” seems to mean different things to different people. Some paint the picture of an established community displaced from their neighborhood by another, generally more socially...