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Another Apparent Suicide Brings Financial World Death Toll to 6 in 2014

A 33-year-old JPMorgan employee jumped to his death from the roof of the firm’s Hong Kong headquarters Tuesday, adding to a series of untimely deaths in the banking and big business arena in recent weeks.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 READ MORE


capitalism and the jews

Zachary Karabell on ‘Capitalism and the Jews’

Jerry Z. Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, provides in his provocative new book a fresh look at a subject that, to say the least, has been both thoroughly misunderstood and a forbidden, even taboo, topic.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 READ MORE


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G-7, IMF and World Bank Leaders to Meet

Following the string of economic crises across the globe, financial elites are planning to meet in Washington this weekend to address how to resolve the problems of global capitalism. Notably missing from the proceedings is any representative from the developing world.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE


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It Ain’t Argentina This Time

The International Monetary Fund, the darling lending institution of neoliberal capitalists, believes that the U.S.‘s current mortgage crisis is dragging down the world economy. The IMF is predicting at least a two-year global economic downturn, led by the U.S. credit crunch, that also has a gambling chance of turning into a “global recession.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2008 READ MORE


N.Y. Times arrested
Mike Luckovich

Robert Scheer: A Disgraceful Attack on the New York Times

The Bush administration is starting to sound like a two-bit dictatorship by insisting that the media shouldn’t have the right to report on the government’s prosecution of the so-called “war on terror.”

  • UPDATE: The House passed a resolution condemning the N.Y. Times for its reporting.
  • Posted on Jun 27, 2006 READ MORE


    President Bush and N.Y. Times editor Bill Keller

    Bush Condemns, Keller Defends Bank Data Story

    President Bush said the N.Y. Times’ disclosures about the administration’s bank data-mining program did “great harm to the United States of America.” The Times’ editor, Bill Keller, said “nobody should think that we made this decision casually, with any animus toward the current administration, or without fully weighing the issues.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Sec. Snow, Cheney Defend Bank Searches

    Outgoing Secretary of the Treasury John Snow said the program to troll through the financial records of Americans without warrants is the thing “I’m proudest of .... It’s really government at its best.”

    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Swift and the CIA
    Swift: swift.org / CIA: fas.org

    Feds Secretly Reviewed Bank Data to Fight Terror

    Under a post 9/11 Bush administration program, CIA agents officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database called SWIFT, examining banking transactions involving thousands of Americans without specific warrants in each case. (This program is working in parallel with the NSA’s warrantless eavesdropping system)

  • The N.Y. Times has the scoop
  • The Washington Post has government officials confirming the story
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    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Study: Sex Cues Ruin Men’s Decisiveness

    Men shown pictures of attractive women fared worse in financial games than men who hadn’t seen the pictures. The more testosterone a man had, the more his attention waned.
    After 10,000 years of anecdotal evidence, did we really need a scientific study to verify this one?

    Posted on Apr 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: For More Women, Man’s Looks More Important Than His Money

    Researchers from the UK have found that as women make more money themselves, they value a man’s physical attractiveness more highly than his financial status.

    Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Abramoff Broke, Lawyers Claim

    The indicted lobbyist’s attorneys assert he spent all the money “in his overly determined pursuit of helping people and charities.”
    You’ll excuse us while we gag up a hidden Cayman Islands account or two.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


    And the Hits Just Keep on Coming…

    An audit of American rebuilding projects in Iraq turns up millions of dollars stuffed into footlockers, a U.S. soldier gambling away Iraqi money, and other inspiring tales of the same ilk. | story

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

    If you’re stressed out by the holiday season, blame it on your family—and then change.

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. . . .”

    Posted on Dec 20, 2005 READ MORE


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