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Peter S. Goodman

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Third-Party Descriptions

July 2011: 'This sounds very much like what Peter S. Goodman told me. Mr. Goodman was an economics writer for The Times until he recently joined The Huffington Post as an editor and opinion writer. He said he was attracted to the new job because this is the “age of the columnist,” in which readers look for strong voices and firm conclusions based on facts.'

September 2008: Journalist.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Anchorage Daily News Source Sep 14, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Jun 18, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Reed College Organization Sep 14, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Sacramento Bee Source Sep 14, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Apr 3, 2007

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jul 02, 2011 Surrounded by Opinion, the Times Raises Its Voices

QUOTE: Sunday Review, by contrast, is produced by the editorial department, with opinion material now dominant. The news department contributes, edits its own articles and collaborates as the junior partner. With their work mixed for the first time, the editorial and news departments must now work together every week. It’s a major change in a culture that has taken pains to keep the two immaculately separate.

New York Times
Jun 18, 2010 Peddling Relief, Industry Puts Debtors in a Deeper Hole

QUOTE: Consumers rarely emerge from debt settlement programs with their credit card balances eliminated, these critics say, and many wind up worse off, with severely damaged credit, ceaseless threats from collection agents and lawsuits from creditors.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2010 U.S. Offers a Hand to Those on Eviction’s Edge

QUOTE: Much like the Great Depression, when millions of previously working people came to rely on a new social safety net for their sustenance, a swelling group of formerly middle-class Americans like Mr. Moore, 30, is seeking government aid for the first time. Without help, say economists, many are at risk of slipping permanently into poverty, even as economic conditions improve.

New York Times
Jul 29, 2009 Lucrative Fees May Deter Efforts to Alter Loans

QUOTE: Instead, it is that many mortgage companies are reluctant to give strapped homeowners a break because the companies collect lucrative fees on delinquent loans. Even when borrowers stop paying, mortgage companies that service the loans collect fees out of the proceeds when homes are ultimately sold in foreclosure. So the longer borrowers remain delinquent, the greater the opportunities for these mortgage companies to extract revenue — fees for insurance, appraisals, title searches and legal services.

New York Times
Jul 19, 2009 Back to Business: Subprime Brokers Resurface as Dubious Loan Fixers

QUOTE: Despite making promises of relief to homeowners desperate to keep their homes, FedMod and other profit making loan modification firms often fail to deliver, according to a New York Times investigation based on interviews with scores of former employees and customers, more than 650 complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, and documents filed by the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against the company. The suit, filed in California federal court, asserts that FedMod frequently exaggerated its rates of success, advised clients to stop making their mortgage payments, did little or nothing to modify loans and failed to promptly refund fees.

New York Times
Jun 02, 2009 Promised Help Is Elusive for Some Homeowners

ABSTRACT: But when Eileen Ulery called her mortgage company...the bank did not offer to alter her mortgage.... Her problem was that she did not yet present a big enough problem to merit aid.

New York Times
Dec 28, 2008 By Saying Yes, WaMu Built Empire on Shaky Loans

QUOTE: Between 2001 and 2007, Mr. Killinger received compensation of $88 million...During Mr. Killinger’s tenure, WaMu pressed sales agents to pump out loans while disregarding borrowers’ incomes and assets, according to former employees. The bank set up what insiders described as a system of dubious legality that enabled real estate agents to collect fees of more than $10,000 for bringing in borrowers, sometimes making the agents more beholden to WaMu than they were to their clients.

New York Times
Sep 14, 2008 Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

QUOTE: Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of “good old boy” politics and a champion of ethics reform....But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.

New York Times
May 19, 2007 Debate Rises On World Bank Succession: Some World Leaders Oppose Traditional Prerogative of U.S.

QUOTE: As the White House asserted its claim on picking Wolfowitz's successor, aid groups and former bank officials demanded that the next president be selected not in deference to the Bush administration, but on professional merits.

Washington Post
May 12, 2007 Bank May Vote No Confidence In Wolfowitz

QUOTE: The World Bank executive board has concluded that the bank's president, Paul D. Wolfowitz, broke ethics rules in engineering a hefty pay raise for his girlfriend, and plans to try to end his tenure next week, senior bank officials said yesterday.

Washington Post
Apr 03, 2007 U.S. Puts Tariffs on Chinese Paper: More Actions Anticipated Over Subsidy System

QUOTE: Chinese industry and trade groups accused the Bush administration on Monday of a misguided and hypocritical approach to trade for its decision last week to slap steep tariffs on certain Chinese-made paper. The United States contends the glossy paper is subsidized by the Chinese state. But China's Ministry of Commerce called the economic sanctions "unacceptable."

Washington Post
Mar 16, 2007 Labor Rights in Guatemala Aided Little by Trade Deal

QUOTE: Nearly two years have passed since the countries of Central America vowed to strengthen worker rights as they sought votes in Congress for the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA. Yet there has been little if any progress, according to diplomats, labor inspectors, workers and managers...Guatemalan authorities said the American-funded programs did not tackle the root cause of abuse -- the power of employers to manipulate labor inspectors and judges.

Washington Post
Jun 28, 2006 China Reveals $1.1B Bank Fraud

QUOTE: The Chinese government disclosed $1.1 billion worth of fraud at one of the country's largest state-owned banks this week, underscoring the risks confronting foreign investors as they seek big stakes in China's precarious banking system.

Washington Post
Jun 16, 2006 China Moves to Restrict Construction Financing

QUOTE: China might also allow a rise in the value of its currency, the renminbi, or yuan, an act long sought by manufacturing groups in the United States, who argue that Chinese factories are racking up huge export sales with unfair help from artificially cheap money.

Washington Post
Jun 05, 2006 Natives Feel Left Out of China's New West

QUOTE: In the six years since China's central government began its well-financed campaign to spread the benefits of economic growth beyond coastal provinces, the effort has exacerbated the extreme inequality that characterizes the national economy. Gaps have grown between urban and rural China and between the less-developed west and the frenetic east.

Washington Post
Mar 12, 2006 Stealing Babies for Adoption: With U.S. Couples Eager to Adopt, Some Infants Are Abducted and Sold in China

QUOTE: The foreign adoption program has matched Chinese babies with foreign families eager for them, while delivering crucial funding to orphanages in this country. But it has also spawned a tragic irony, transforming once-unwanted Chinese girls into valuable commodities worth stealing.

Washington Post
Jun 06, 2005 China's Unyielding Banking Crisis: Corruption and Cronyism Often Thwart Efforts to Eradicate Bad Debts

QUOTE: "This asset-recovery company was supposed to help nurture a new era in China's financial system. Instead, the campaign to fix China's banks is foundering on the same cronyism and corruption that created the debt crisis."

Washington Post
Jun 04, 2005 China a Weak Ally on Piracy: Country Proves to Be Problematic Partner in Cutting Theft

QUOTE: "Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez on Friday engaged in what has become a required ritual for U.S. trade officials visiting China's capital: He walked down the street and surveyed the plentiful supply of pirated Hollywood movies, finding a DVD copy of the new "Star Wars" film selling for a single dollar."

Washington Post
Sep 25, 2004 In China's Cities, a Turn From Factories: Labor Pool Shifts As Urban Workers Seek Better Lives

QUOTE: In a country with a supposedly bottomless supply of labor... the plant in southern China can no longer find enough young women willing to spend their hours bending over machinery...

Washington Post
Sep 12, 2002 China Blocks Web Search Engines: Country Fears Doors To Commerce Also Open Weak Spots

QUOTE: China's broadening censorship highlights the central tension underlying its transition from a closed and centrally planned economy to one where market forces hold sway...

Washington Post