Some Get Prizes, Others Jail: Kostas Vaxevanis and A Tale of Two Reporters

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 7:55 am

On the evening of October 27, the Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was awakened by police who arrested him and hauled him off to jail. The charge? Hot Doc, the magazine he writes for and edits, published portions of the ‘‘Lagarde List” containing the names of 2,059 Greeks who allegedly spirited money out of the country and into the warm embrace of UK-based HSBC’s Swiss offices.


IMF Chief Lagarde to Europe: Lighten Up on the Austerity

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 7:20 am

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has been in the “stop the austerity” camp for a little while now, but this was perhaps her most explicit statement yet on the policy that’s gradually killing off Europe’s economy.

Fatster’s News Roundup from June 12, 2012

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 6:08 am

Fatster’s famous files of news from June 12, featuring stories about, Syria, Yemen, al Qaeda, Pakistan supply routes, Russian protests, Dr. Doom, Christine Lagarde, US Treasury charts, homeowner protection, Obama’s list, Jeb Bush, and more,

IMF’s Lagarde, Who Chided Greece for Tax Evasion, Doesn’t Pay Taxes

By: Tuesday May 29, 2012 11:50 am

You remember Christine Lagarde said she didn’t sympathize with Greeks as much as she did, say, African children, because Greeks got themselves into their own mess by not paying their taxes. That’s true more for the rich in Greece than the poor, who are bearing the brunt of the suffering during the depression, however. But it appeared to be an unnecessarily cruel thing to say, as evidenced by Lagarde walking back the comments on Facebook after making them. Turns out she doesn’t pay taxes.

Foreclosure Horror Story: Woman, Daughter With Cerebral Palsy Evicted

By: Sunday April 15, 2012 7:40 am

This is about as outraged I’ve seen a straight news article get about the foreclosure crisis, with particular scorn reserved for Bank of America.

If Beltway Pols Were 1st Responders, No Foundations Would Be Saved

By: Sunday August 28, 2011 6:42 pm

Over two years into the “recovery” and less than a quarter of the lost jobs from the Great Recession have been returned.

So while Christine Lagarde cautions political leaders against too much belt tightening, we see House Majority Leader Eric Cantor proclaiming that any hurricane or earthquake relief funds must be offset by other spending cuts.

DSK Case Collapse: Lawyers, Phone Calls & Money

By: Saturday July 2, 2011 8:15 am

It is not often you see the total implosion of a major criminal case in quite such a spectacular fashion as we have witnessed with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) case in the last 24 plus hours.

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