ot surprisingly, BP is still spilling oil all over America. A thoroughly predictable outcome given the near-complete pass they received after the Gulf Coast spill. This time it is one of America’s Great Lakes that is being polluted by BP’s reckless behavior, Lake Michigan.
|By: DSWright Friday March 28, 2014 8:45 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:10 pm|
When things don’t go your way it is really a learning experience – life is like that sometimes. We all have to accept that life isn’t fair and sometimes we lose despite what we think should happen – oh, unless we are Goldman Sachs.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 3, 2013 2:00 pm|
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley have called for Federal Housing Finance Agency head and notorious Wall Street puppet Edward DeMarco to be removed from office.
In an op-ed in Politico, Schneiderman and Coakley join a long line of critics noting DeMarco’s commitment to screwing homeowners.
|By: masaccio Thursday July 26, 2012 6:10 pm|
Tax the rich? Tax the wealth of the rich? Are these people kidding?
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 3, 2011 7:10 pm|
Really, it’s the HOMEOWNERS’ moral hazard we have to worry about? What about the banks? Bank of America will have been able to pay off the government for breaking the law repeatedly and systematically.
Why would we expect them not to do this again? After all, state and federal regulators do not have a full accounting through an investigation, and the enforcement capabilities, while better with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in charge, are not likely to be overwhelming.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 29, 2011 12:42 pm|
Even if the banks get slapped with the “large” $30 billion penalty, that is only a net loss of 50% more than was saved by cutting corners. More likely, though, the settlement will cost the banks less than $30 billion. If I know the maximum punishment for robbing a bank was only being required to pay back what I stole plus at most another 50%, my life of crime would start tomorrow.
|By: Jim White Sunday July 25, 2010 12:30 pm|
Tony Hayward will exit BP, possibly as soon as this week. Reports of his likely exit package show him leaving the company while retaining wealth beyond the dreams of the average person. If so, Hayward will become the embodiment of the concept of moral hazard.