Since when do subjects of an investigation get a private meeting with the Attorney General of the United States? Since that Attorney General is a former (and likely future) Wall Street lawyer. US AG Eric Holder decided to break protocol and have a personal one on one meeting with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. The meeting came amidst a Department of Justice investigation into JPMorgan and Dimon related to a slew of criminality the Too Big To Fail bank had engaged in prior to, during, and after the 2008 financial crisis.
|By: DSWright Monday October 28, 2013 12:35 pm|
|By: Elliott Sunday August 11, 2013 6:40 pm|
Richard Wolff, and then Saru Jayaraman.
|By: David Cay Johnston Sunday April 7, 2013 1:59 pm|
Richard Wolff’s latest book, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, makes provocative observations about our economic woes and proposes thoughtful solutions. His writing is concise and clear so even if you do not agree with his perspective on the world you come away with a clear understanding not only of what he thinks, but why you’re thinking doesn’t align with his.
You will read about such ideas only rarely in the news pages of mainstream magazines and newspapers – and then typically in a tone that is, at best, jaundiced. Wolff gets even less attention from radio, television and cable programs, with the lone exception of Bill Moyers who has been shunted off to a time slot guaranteed to minimize his audience.
Why the fear of an aging professor? Almost certainly it is because Wolff is widely regarding as America’s leading Marxist economist.
|By: FeetToDaFire Sunday June 24, 2012 1:00 pm|
Bill Moyers interviews Matt Taibbi (RollingStone) and Yves Smith (NakedCapitalism). Matt and Yves are extremely bright and well informed regarding the financial sector. The two of them have obvious respect for each other and come at the banking industry from different perspectives but arrive at the same point.
|By: SouthernDragon Friday February 17, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current topics that may be of interest.
|By: SouthernDragon Monday January 16, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews on current topics that may be of interest.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday May 22, 2011 8:01 pm|
Harvey Milk had plenty of comfort to spare for the afflicted, but he damn sure afflicted the comfortable as best he could. Wouldn’t Harvey be horrified at the oligarchy, the plutocracy that sets — and benefits from — almost all American policy today?
|By: Glenn Greenwald Saturday May 21, 2011 1:59 pm|
Bill Moyers easily ranks as one of America’s greatest journalists. For decades, he has covered vital stories most others ignored, fearlessly defying orthodoxies and amplifying viewpoints that were excluded in most establishment venues. His coverage of the 2008 financial crisis provided the earliest look at how reckless and criminal was Wall Street’s conduct and how steadfast was the resolve of the subservient political class to shield it from accountability. His commentary on how the media suppresses dissenting views that fall outside of the bipartisan consensus — as exemplified by this recent interview with Tavis Smiley — makes him one of the most astute media critics in the nation. And his 2007 examination of the media’s role in selling the Iraq War — “Buying the War” — was the first and still-best examination of that largely ignored topic.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday May 14, 2010 1:40 pm|
Joe Berlinger, the director of Crude–and our guest on Movie Night in August 2009–has been ordered by a federal judge to turn over 600 hours of unused documentary footage to energy giant Chevron as part of the lawsuit discussed in the film
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday May 9, 2010 9:30 am|
Dr. James A. Forbes, the retired senior pastor of New York’s Riverside Church, is preaching today at the National Cathedral in Washington. He’s a friend, and he asked me to look over an early draft. I haven’t been the same since, and I told him so. “That’s a sign of a good sermon,” he said. [...]