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Apr 122017
 By , April 12, 2017
How Can We Stop Banksters from Robbing Us?

In the world of criminals, it’s not just gangsters you have to worry about, but banksters too. In an insightful song about outlaws, Woody Guthrie wrote this verse that included not just gangsters, but banksters: “As through this world I travel / I see lots [more…]

Feb 092017
 By , February 9, 2017
Trump Rushes to Aid the Needy… of Wall Street!

Remember Trump-the-candidate fulminating against these very Wall Street elites? Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority? Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say that people [more…]

Oct 122016
 By , October 12, 2016
The Ethical Rot of Wells Fargo, from the Top Down

Wells Fargo has been burrowing ever deeper into ethical slime Just when you thought that Big Banker greed surely bottomed out with 2008’s Wall Street crash and bailout, along comes Wells Fargo, burrowing even deeper into the ethical slime to reach a previously unimaginable level [more…]

May 032016
 By , May 3, 2016

Whoever said that crime doesn’t pay hasn’t seen Wall Street. Hey, can we all just stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big money-grubbing banks? Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their frauds, rigged casino games, and raw greed. And, yes, [more…]

Mar 172015
 By , March 17, 2015

Finance hucksters known as consumer debt buyers are on the prowl. Good news, people: The “boom” is back! Yes, good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom that’s being generated by (of all things) bad times. As you might know from your own [more…]

Apr 092014
 By , April 9, 2014

Ethical rot and Wall Street: Synonymous? Not too many years ago, any news story about bonus money would’ve been about some 20-year-old baseball player — an up-and-coming superstar getting $100,000 or so on top of his salary as an extra incentive to join the Yankees, [more…]

Apr 012014
 By , April 1, 2014

Let’s invest in a return to the America we all know and love: a society of historic democratic vision, opportunity for all and a shared prosperity. The powerhouses of Wall Street have tunneled directly into the cloistered backrooms of Washington deal-making, extracting trillions of dollars worth [more…]

Mar 302014
 By , March 30, 2014

Earning money is one thing, holding on to it is quite another. These days, the only thing harder than making money is hanging onto it. It’s easier to protect dandelion fuzz in a tornado. Everywhere you go, everyone wants a taste. Their only job is [more…]

Feb 102014
 By , February 10, 2014

Wall Street goons: no punishment, but they get a raise! Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating U.S. trade laws and bilking American soldiers. Can you even [more…]

Nov 052013
 By , November 5, 2013
Can Wall Street Buy Redemption?

An attempt at ‘reputation redemption’ for Wall Street and Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs churns out enormous profits from its high-rolling, casino investment schemes, while also churning out fat paychecks for its top executives. They literally sack up the gold, even as their speculative gambles have [more…]

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