Category Archives: Wall Street

Whale-Sized Gambles, Lies, and Empty Apologies

Wall Street is the apex of legal gambling. It always has been. It’s not called gambling, of course, but we should understand that that’s precisely what it is. Perhaps the question for those of us living in a free market … Continue reading

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Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working?: Findings from the 2013 Economic Values Survey

See on – DidYouCheckFirst This survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Governance Studies at Brookings examines Americans’ views on capitalism, government, economic policy, and financial well-being, Greg Russak‘s insight: The survey also developed a new religious orientation … Continue reading

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I Didn’t F*ck It Up. You Didn’t F*ck It Up.

See on – DidYouCheckFirst But it’s f*cked up! Now you can help to unf*ck it up by supporting the American Anti-Corruption Act! If you see this before Wednesday, July 15th, at noon,… See on

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“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

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How Big Money Created the Most Polarized Congress in a Century: 5 Charts

See on – DidYouCheckFirst The incredible growth of PACs, the death of vote splitting, and the demise of America’s cushiest retirement home Greg Russak‘s insight: An article with charts worth keeping at the ready, especially when the discussion turns … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s Socialists

Take a good look. These are the real Socialists in America today(1). No, not Socialism in the text-book definition of the word. I mean something more heinous:  a dystopian form of capitalism in which all the gains are privatized and … Continue reading

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Billionaires Unchained: The New Pay-As-You-Go Landscape of American “Democracy”

See on – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: Is this really what the First Amendment is about? “But what’s most striking about these groups is who funds them. An analysis by the liberal think tank Demos found that out of every $10 … Continue reading

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Two Senators Try to Slam the Door on Bank Bailouts

See on – DidYouCheckFirst Two senators know they’ll have to fight big banks to achieve passage of a bill to protect taxpayers from future bailouts. Greg Russak‘s insight: “A little over a month ago, the Senate held a nonbinding … Continue reading

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‘Whale-sized’ Proof That Wall Street Can’t Be Trusted

Wall Street is proving once again that they simply cannot be trusted. What is required is even greater and stronger regulation, not less. We also need laws that expeditiously put bankers in jail for the kinds of willfully unethical actions … Continue reading

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The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs

The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs America’s crumbling infrastructure is both a safety hazard and a drag on our economy that is projected to only get worse. If we’re going to tackle the really big challenges of government … Continue reading

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