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BOOKS / Danny Schechter : Villains Galore! A Bankster Dozen

Bankster graphic from ANU News.Villains galore!Good holiday reads aboutthe great economic crisis By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2010 Back in 2007, just as the markets began their meltdown, I started writing a book I called … finish reading BOOKS / Danny Schechter : Villains Galore! A Bankster Dozen

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Danny Schechter : Time to Jail the Banksters

Parade of the banksters. Cartoon by Jim Conte.Time to act:A campaign to jail the financial fraudsters By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 “I’ll have the Chateau Mouton-Rothschild from 1982,” a Wall Street investment banker recently … finish reading Danny Schechter : Time to Jail the Banksters

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Republicans : Choosing Wall Street Over Main Street

Graphic from USA Today.The Republicans and financial regulation:Choosing Wall Street over Main Street By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 22, 2010 It’s no secret to anyone what kicked off the current recession in America. It was the … finish reading Republicans : Choosing Wall Street Over Main Street

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Fixing the Economy? Like Filling a Leaky Bucket

“Old tin bucket.” Photo by {JO} / Flickr.Bucket’s got a hole in it:Can we revive the U.S. economy? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2009 Is trying to fix the U.S. economy like trying to fill … finish reading Fixing the Economy? Like Filling a Leaky Bucket

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Freeland: Banking Goes Broadway

Pay Pals: Getting Big Bucks from BanksBy Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / October 7, 2009 As MegaBank’s CFO, I’ve prepared the following guidelines for the upcoming meeting of the executive compensation committee. (I say “upcoming” but, of course, … finish reading Freeland: Banking Goes Broadway

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Obama’s Financial Reform: Just Plugging a Few Leaks Rather Than Repairing the Dam

US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told the Senate Banking Committee that he plans to reform the system of financial regulation. Photo: Bloomberg.Only a Hint of Roosevelt in Financial OverhaulBy Joe Nocera / June 17, 2009 Three quarters of a century … finish reading Obama’s Financial Reform: Just Plugging a Few Leaks Rather Than Repairing the Dam

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This Is Your Friendly American Banker

Thanks to Leslie Sklar / The Rag Blog

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Austin Lounge Lizards : Too Big to Fail

The Austin Lounge Lizards perform their delightful satirical ode to bank bail-outs: Too Big to Fail. Written by Lindsey Eck. Thanks to Mariann Wizard and telebob / The Rag Blog

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Jim Hightower : ‘Too Big to Fail’ Is Too Big, Period.

Too big to fail. Photo by Jennifer Szymaszek / AP / Noise Between Stations. The ‘too big’ claim forms the rationale for the diversion of regular people’s money into rich people’s pockets. By Jim Hightower / April 4, 2009. As … finish reading Jim Hightower : ‘Too Big to Fail’ Is Too Big, Period.

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US Financial Institutions: Corrupt to the Core?

This graphic shows Bank of America’s loans to directors, executives and other insiders since 2001. Graphic by David Puckett, Research by Stella Hopkins.Secrecy shrouds insider loansBy Stella M.Hopkins / March 23, 2009 Experts see potential conflicts of interest in banks’ … finish reading US Financial Institutions: Corrupt to the Core?

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Larry Ray : Congressional Kabuki and the Constitution

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog. Though none of our elected officials actually got made up in classical white face, their outraged and out sized exaggerations, both facial and verbal would have qualified them for a Kabuki casting … finish reading Larry Ray : Congressional Kabuki and the Constitution

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Obama: Seize the Moment and Shitcan Your Corrupt and Inept Economic & Military Teams

President elect Barack Obama introduces his new economic team: (From l.) Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers chair Christina Romer, and NEC director Larry Summers. Photo: Martinez Monsivais/AP.Obama’s Moment is Passing QuicklyBy Dave Lindorff / March 20, 2009 … finish reading Obama: Seize the Moment and Shitcan Your Corrupt and Inept Economic & Military Teams

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