MENA Mashup: Egypt, Davos, Geneva II, House of Saud, and Israel

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 8:00 am

To be sure: Kerry Brags: No One Intervenes in Middle East as Much as US.


CNBC Misses Penny Pritzker-NSA Scoop at Davos

By: Saturday January 25, 2014 8:59 am

CNBC has been hanging out all week with all the cool kids at Davos. I happened to see bits and pieces of their coverage, and found like much like watching the E! network reporting on the Golden Globes, albeit without Joan Rivers. Even the CNBC folks cop to this comparison, given the headline to their roundup of links to a bunch of their interviews.

But if a scoop falls in your lap and no one notices, does it make a sound?

Report: 85 Richest People Have More Wealth Than Poorest Half Of The World

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 6:47 am

According to a new report by Oxfam titled Working For The Few the wealth of the 1% richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion, or 65 times as much as the poorest half of the world. Notably Oxfam does not buy into the nonsense about technology and education leading to yawning gaps in wealth inequality but properly notes that abuses of power and thievery are principally to blame.

Barrett Brown, Glenn Greenwald, and the Mafia State

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Many were shocked by the nastiness of the British government – with America’s approval – holding Glenn Greenwald’s partner under an anti-Terrorism law for nine hours during which time they interrogated him and stole his property.

Larry Summers Says the Clinton Administration Didn’t Have Access to Government Economic Data

By: Sunday January 27, 2013 12:00 pm

Okay, that is not exactly what he said, but if Chrystia Freeland’s account of Summers’ comments at Davos is to be believed Summers is badly misinformed about the state of the U.S. economy in 1993, when he was one of the top advisers in the Clinton administration

Late Night FDL: Banksters, Billionaires, and Occupy, Oh My!

By: Thursday January 26, 2012 8:00 pm

With all the hoopla surrounding Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the on-going Republican Clown Car primaries and caucuses, you may have missed that the annual World Economic Forum meeting is going on right now in Davos, Switzerland.

Banker Pay Is Pretty Good – The Price of Destroying the Economy

By: Sunday January 30, 2011 7:00 pm

A few months ago, I offered my services — only half facetiously — to British Petroleum as CEO after I had read about and watched bits of Tony Hayward’s testimony before Congress. He’d acted like the Sergeant Schultz character (I know nothing, nothing!) on the old sitcom Hogan’s Heroes; I figured I could do at least as good a job as Hayward for a lot less money. Win-win all the way around for everyone!

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