Category Archives: finance

Bankers Can Be Jailed? In Iceland They Can

Iceland Just Jailed Dozens of Corrupt Bankers for 74 Years, The Opposite of What America Does The prosecution of the Icelandic bankers represents an accountability that does not exist in America. By Jay Syrmopoulos/ The Free Thought Project/ October 21, … Continue reading

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A Drop in the Bucket

Citigroup: The Original Gangsta By Robert Scheer/ Truthdig/ July 14, 2014 Barack Obama’s Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products … Continue reading

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Ready to Burst?

Zombie Economy – Living Bubble By Chris Kanthan/ Nation of Change/ December 4, 2013 Imagine the reaction you would get if you walked into an off-the-hook fraternity party and shouted, “Stop this party! There are too many drunk people and … Continue reading

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NOT TOO BIG TO JAIL

Iceland’s jailed bankers ‘a model’ for dealing with ‘financial terrorists’ RT/ December 14, 2013 By jailing four top officers of Iceland’s failed Kaupthing Bank, the country showed the world the right way to deal with the people largely responsible for … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEMS GO MUCH DEEPER

The Real Crisis Is Not The Government Shutdown By Paul Craig Roberts/ paulcraigroberts.org/ October 2, 2013 The inability of the media and politicians to focus on the real issues never ceases to amaze. The real crisis is not the “debt … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers vs Social Security

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AND THE POOR GET POORER

Some Filthy Facts About the Rich By Paul Buchheit/ Nation of Change/ August 26, 2013 First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1%. But the top 2-5% have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 … Continue reading

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WTF Are We Doing To Ourselves

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THE REAL ENEMY: GLOBAL CAPITALISM

Murdering the Wretched of the Earth By Chris Hedges/ Truthout/ August 14, 2013 focusonsocialism.ca Radical Islam is the last refuge of the Muslim poor. The mandated five prayers a day give the only real structure to the lives of impoverished … Continue reading

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Permanent Get Out of Jail Card

BPR Quote of the Day: Senator Warren is referring to the bank officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars to Mexican drug cartels and terrorist groups.

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