Tag Archives: Wall Street

The U.S. Is So Unpredictable: Who Could Have Known…?

by Arlen Grossman “Too Big to Fail” Wall Street firms caused a worldwide financial crash, the government bailed them out and didn’t break them up, and yet these  companies continue risky investments and reward their executives with outrageously large salaries … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Our “Choice” For President

“….everyone knows that in the end, once the primaries are finished, we’re going to be left with one 1%-approved stooge taking on another. Most likely, it’ll be Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama, meaning the voters’ choices in the midst of … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: “Does That Sound Like Justice to You?”

The only true progressive in the U.S. Senate lays out the immense problems we face and why it is so important to address them. The following is adapted from a speech Sen. Sanders (I-VT) gave at the Fighting Bob Fest … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: (Not) Prosecuting Wall Street

Another in a series of outstanding investigative reports from 60 Minutes on CBS. Last Sunday, December 4, Steve Kroft did two segments on the unprosecuted crimes on Wall Street. This is the second segment. I’m not able to post the … Continue reading

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The First Amendment Upside Down. Why We Must Occupy Democracy

by Robert Reich/ Nov. 22, 2011 You’ve been seeing this across the country … Americans assaulted, clubbed, dragged, pepper-sprayed … Why? For exercising their right to free speech and assembly — protesting the increasing concentration of income, wealth, and political … Continue reading

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Too Big to Fail and…….

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Congress’ 9% Approval Rating? Way Too Generous

If you missed this newest 60 Minutes “must-see” episode from last Sunday, watch it! This one explains how Washington DC politicians, Republicans and Democrats, take advantage of inside information to amass riches from the stock market and other investments. All … Continue reading

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Why Rock the Boat?

I love this New Yorker cover……

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A History Lesson You Won’t Learn From the Corporate Media

Published on Friday, November 4, 2011 by The Nation How Wall Street Occupied America By Bill Moyers This article is adapted from a speech Bill Moyers gave in October at Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala.    . During the prairie revolt … Continue reading

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How Rich Are the Top One Percent?

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans By Zaid Jilani on Oct 3, 2011, at Think Progress Source: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters … Continue reading

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