Tag Archives: Financial Crisis

Robert Jensen :
BOOKS | Barking dogs and sinking ships: Journalism’s search for metaphor and meaning

Dean Starkman explains why journalists often aren’t alert watchdogs, but he can’t see why limiting the profession to the role of a barking dog is, quite literally, a dead end. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | April 2, … finish reading Robert Jensen :
BOOKS | Barking dogs and sinking ships: Journalism’s search for metaphor and meaning

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Danny Schechter : Mummies and Dummies in Egypt

Cartoon from The English Blog.Mummies and dummies:The Egyptian crisis will only get deeperthanks to lurking economic disaster By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / February 9, 2011 The African journalist Nathanial Manheru chose a quote from French icon Andre … finish reading Danny Schechter : Mummies and Dummies in Egypt

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Roger Baker : Fed’s $2 Trillion Won’t Buy Much

Cartoon from Black Commentator.Time to reboot?Fed’s big bucks may be drops in bucket By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 14, 2010 As is often the case, Bloomberg tells it like it is, although a little interpretation is … finish reading Roger Baker : Fed’s $2 Trillion Won’t Buy Much

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Danny Schechter : The Burden that Haunts Obama

Cartoon from BlackCommentator. Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s Sept. 28 interview with journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter on Rag Radio here. To find all shows on the Rag Radio archives, go here. Financial crisis continues to take its toll:The burden that … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Burden that Haunts Obama

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FILM / Danny Schechter : Stone’s ‘Wall Street’ Sequel Goes Soft

Journalist, author, Emmy winning television producer, and independent filmmaker Danny Schechter will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, September 28, 2-3 p.m. (CST). To stream Rag Radio live, go here. To listen … finish reading FILM / Danny Schechter : Stone’s ‘Wall Street’ Sequel Goes Soft

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A Dog’s Life : America’s Financial Mess

A walk in the park: Scout and Missy take a breather. Photo by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.A walk in the park:A Felliniesque view of our financial messBy Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 27, 2009 Walking … finish reading A Dog’s Life : America’s Financial Mess

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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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The Dollar: The Twilight of the American Empire

US dollar set to be eclipsed, World Bank president predicts. Photograph: Getty/Piet Mall.US Dollar Set to Be Eclipsed, World Bank President PredictsBy Heather Stewart / September 28, 2009 United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollar’s place … finish reading The Dollar: The Twilight of the American Empire

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Wall Street Tycoons : Why Are None Behind Bars?

Royal / Capitalist Banker series / mejuan.Why haven’t any Wall Street tycoons been sent to the slammer? The absence of what many would call justice stands out all the more because past financial crises always had their villains. by Kevin … finish reading Wall Street Tycoons : Why Are None Behind Bars?

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Chomsky: Global Crises and Dealing with Them

Crisis and Hope: Theirs and OursBy Noam Chomsky / September 2009 Perhaps I may begin with a few words about the title. There is too much nuance and variety to make such sharp distinctions as theirs-and-ours, them-and-us. And neither I … finish reading Chomsky: Global Crises and Dealing with Them

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Money Alone Is Not Wealth

America, smitten with financial sector, must build true wealthBy Anna Manzo / Thursday, August 27, 2009 The unemployment rate at the end of July was 9.4 percent and is expected to reach 10 percent by year’s end. If part-time workers … finish reading Money Alone Is Not Wealth

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The Demand Crisis and the Wall Street Pirates. Aaaargh!

The Demand Crisis We could demand that all the pirate trunks of ‘toxic assets’ be loaded onto flatbed trucks and driven back to California where they belong. Overnight, California would need no more IOU’s. By Greg Moses / The Rag … finish reading The Demand Crisis and the Wall Street Pirates. Aaaargh!

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