You’ve probably heard about numerous legislative bills and several proposed amendments… each one claiming that it will get big money out of our elections. Unfortunately, that is not the case. First, regarding legislation…even if our corporate-owned congress were to pass legislation that in any way limits corporate or individual funding of campaigns, it will immediately […]
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Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Picketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. 685 pages. Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2014. (Original: Le capital au XXI siècle, Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2013.) Capital in the Twenty-first Century is probably the most important book published in 2014 from the perspective of the […]
Major Banks Fined $4.3 Billion over Exchange Market Manipulation (Nov. 13) — Six of the world’s largest banks have been fined a collective $4.3 billion for manipulating the foreign exchange market. HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS AG and Bank of America were found to be negligent in traders’ collusion around global […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The federal government, in collusion with universities and colleges both public and private, appears determined to resurrect an early American form of debt bondage for the benefit of its student population. This debt bondage, called “indentured servitude,” was prevalent in the 18th century and involved workers getting free transport to the American […]
THE REAL NEWS BLACK: “The United States government, now with the endorsement of the Justice Department, has said that after investigation it found that essentially every large bank involved in the secondary market sales to Fannie and Freddie committed fraud […] and intentional crime. […] There were three of these epidemics of mortgage fraud that […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN After a brief lull, anti-austerity protests in Europe were dramatically ratcheted up last week, especially in Greece and Spain. In Greece last Wednesday there was a 24 hour general strike to protest a new package of cut-backs and take-backs that shut down the entire country. In addition, over 300,000 demonstrators marched in […]
THE REAL NEWS Even though many on Wall St. understand need for regulation, most want a free-for-all and damn the consequences.