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Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle

Goldman Sachs and other big banks aren’t just pocketing the trillions we gave them to rescue the economy – they’re re-creating the conditions for another crash MATT TAIBBI Posted Feb 17, 2010 5:57 AM On January 21st, Lloyd Blankfein left a peculiar voicemail message on the work phones of his employees at Goldman Sachs. Fast […]

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Senate Turns Aside New Attempt to Scrutinize Fed

REUTERS Mon Jul 6, 2009 5:59pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing growing pressure as it tries to heal the ailing economy, dodged a bullet on Monday when the U.S. Senate cast aside a new effort to increase scrutiny of the central bank. On procedural grounds, the Senate blocked a bid to […]

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Who is Holocaust Museum Shooter James von Brunn?

This is from Talking Points Memo’s  Reader Blogger Joe Wood: Hitler’s worst mistake is that he did NOT gas the Jews. –James von Braunn, HolyWesternEmpire.org James W. von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football. During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, […]

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The Quiet Coup :: Simon Johnson

The Quiet Coup The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of […]

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