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Tag: Bankers

Prosecution of White-Collar Crime Hits 20-Year Low

In 2012, President Obama pledged to “hold Wall Street accountable” for financial misdeeds related to the financial crisis. But as financial industry donations flooded into Obama’s re-election campaign, his Justice Department officials promoted policies that critics say embodied a “too big to jail” doctrine for financial crime.

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE

‘Rat Banker’ Statues That Popped Up in London’s Finance District Turn Out to Be Cats

Business Insider reported Tuesday that “mysterious, insulting statues of ‘rat bankers’ have appeared in the City of London,” with no indication as to who made them. But then the riddle was solved.

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 READ MORE

Cage-Free Bankers

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Moochers and Takers

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Here’s How a Couple of Private Banks Take Advantage of Prisoners and Their Families

Who knew you could unscrupulously make millions off unsuspecting state inmates?

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE

Vietnam’s Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE

Bankers and Big Data

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Bankers Brought to Justice

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is a major public intellectual and a tireless promoter of a tried and tested solution that may represent Americans’ best chance at taking their society back from predatory bankers.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 READ MORE

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Many U.K. Bankers Hate Their Jobs

One-third of British bankers would rather be elsewhere, doing other things, says a new survey by eFinancialCareers of more than 500 professionals in the industry.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE

Romney’s British Bankers Dinner

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE

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To Catch a Bankster

Traditional investigations by regulators of all the suspect hanky-panky in the banking industry have produced nothing in the way of fundamental reform and protected the worst repeat offenders. So why not bribe big bankers to turn one another in?

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE

That’s Our Boy

Posted on May 20, 2012 READ MORE

Goldman Sachs Muppets

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 READ MORE

Homosexuality May Become a Felony in Liberia

Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE

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Occupy Wall Street Is United in Its Diversity

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Cay Johnston wrote Friday that the Occupy Wall Street protests are unlike any demonstrations he has seen in more than 40 years, and that the reasons the movement differs so much are the same reasons why it could succeed in sparking major change. (more)

Posted on Oct 8, 2011 READ MORE

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Occupy Wall Street

Thousands of protesters have crowded Wall Street for the last 12 days, decrying the effects of corporate greed on a functioning democracy. Those protesters, Occupy Wall Street, are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 READ MORE

Why Financial Reform Will Be Easier Than Health Care

For the first time in Obama’s presidency, Republicans are uncertain as to whether resolute opposition to a Democratic idea is in their political interest.

Posted on Apr 21, 2010 READ MORE

Limbaugh Wonders Why Jews, AKA ‘Money People,’ Aren’t Fed Up With Obama

“To some people, banker is codeword for Jewish,” explains Rush, who wants to know whether these “money people” have any “buyer’s remorse” about President Obama. After all, he says, taxes are “anathema to Jewish people.”

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE

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