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he may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but I assure you, he’s an idiot

December 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

 

The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted? – jrakoff   nybooks
Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics to shreds in new policy statement – rawstory
Snowden: NSA’s indiscriminate spying ‘collapsing’ – washingtonpost
Glenn Greenwald: What I’ve Learned – esquire
Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality – mtaibbi [...]

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“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

 

What is BitCoin? – businessinsider
Is The Cult Of Central Bankers Unraveling? – forbes
Alan Greenspan Played Daily Show’s Jon Stewart – tavakolistructuredfinancetavakolistructuredfinance
46 per cent global wealth owned by richest 1 per cent – ndtv
Looting the Pension Funds – mtaibbi   rollingstone
The Plot Against Pensions [pdf]
Fed: Hedge Funds, Banks Sell [...]

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

November 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

 

Chase Isn’t the Only Bank in Trouble – mtaibbi   rollingstone
Wage Stagnation and Market Outcomes – economix   nytimes
RIP, American Dream? Why It’s So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead Today – theatlantic
Introducing ‘The Tuition is Too Damn High’ – 10parts   washingtonpost
After the Meltdown – publicintegrity
How Private [...]

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the difference between doing something and doing nothing at all turns out to be a huge difference

August 28th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

 

The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis
‘You F–ked Up, You Trusted Us’: Talking Ratings Agencies
Everything is Rigged, Vol. 9,713: This Time, It’s Currencies
Chase, Once Considered ‘The Good Bank,’ Is About to Pay Another Massive Settlement
Chase Made Errors in Nine Percent of Credit-Card Collection Lawsuits, Internal Survey Finds
New Bank Investigations: [...]

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At it’s core, it’s just creative lying

August 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

 

The Bradley Manning Verdict and the Dangerous “Hacker Madness” Prosecution Strategy – eff
What It Means to Be An NSA “Target”: New Information Shows Why We Need Immediate FISA Amendments Act Reform – eff
How to Decode the True Meaning of What NSA Officials Say – slate
In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of [...]

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Like wars, forest fires and bad marriages, really stupid laws are much easier to begin than they are to end.

June 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

 

Digital Surveillance – openrightsgroup
Why the Snoopers’ Charter is the wrong approach: A call for targeted and accountable investigatory powers
  — Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution – guardian
  — Inside the NSA’s Domestic Surveillance Apparatus: Whistleblower William Binney Speaks Out – democracynow
As Bradley Manning [...]

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Politics determine who has the power, not who has the truth.

June 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

 

Why Are Homeowners Being Jailed for Demanding Wall Street Prosecutions? – rollingstone
Unions to Banks: Pay Up – americanprospect
CEO Pay 1,795-to-1 Multiple of Wages Skirts U.S. Law – bloomberg
Too-Big-to-Fail Takes Another Body Blow – mtaibbi   rollingstone
Deja Vu on the Hill: Wall Street Lobbyists Roll Back Finance Reform, Again – mtaibbi [...]

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the only certainty is that what we’re watching is irresponsibility on an epic scale

April 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Fiat Money Explained
Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever – mtaibbi   rollingstone
 
Income Inequality: 1 Inch to 5 Miles – dcjohnston   taxanalysts
Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year? – bloomberg
Pew: 93% of households lost net worth 2009-11 – usatoday
Corporate Tax Cheats on Tax Day [...]

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our treatment of our most vulnerable citizens is a measure of our dignity as a society

April 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

 

State-Wrecked: The Corruption of Capitalism in America – dstockman   nytimes
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws – mtaibbi   rollingstone
Drug Offenses, Not Violent Crime, Filling Up Federal Prisons – ibtimes
U.N. rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison
As It Spied on Occupy Wall Street, Department of [...]

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bobbing there like a meat slinky dangling over a bottom step.

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

 

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail – mtaibbi   rollingstone
How Bankers Help Drug Traffickers and Terrorists – nytimes
How Colombian drug traffickers used HSBC to launder money – reuters
No Mortgage Lenders in Jail, but a Borrower Lands There – nytimes
Former Icelandic bank executives jailed for fraud – independent

Why It’s Smart [...]

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