From his earliest days in high finance, J.P. Morgan was a hustler who often traded on the shady side. The bank that survives in his name inherited his pattern of committing multiple crimes and walking away scot-free. The latest? Getting shareholders to pay a banker’s $1 billion fine.
This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: Texan populist Jim Hightower and Robert Scheer discuss Rick Perry’s entry into the presidential race while Texas Observer Editor David Mann tells us about Perry’s “army of God.” Update: Full transcript.
For years, the conservative wing of the Supreme Court has flapped mightily in the face of any attempt to deny American corporations their ability to disenfranchise and dispossess the American public. (more)