FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dean Starkman, The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 1:59 pm

It’s pretty well known that the near-meltdown of the American financial system and economy in 2008 shocked virtually every Very Serious public player and prognosticator, from Alan Greenspan to Wall Street Journal reporters and editorialists and the Street’s own carnival barkers, like CNBC’s Jim Cramer. But why were they shocked?

 

Come Saturday Morning: Yup, Hyperloop’s a Joke

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 6:45 am

Even the economic experts agree: Don’t believe the hype(rloop). Even the most generous outsider estimates of the cost of Musk’s plan say that he’s underestimated the cost by a factor of ten.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ellen E. Schultz, Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

By: Sunday February 5, 2012 1:59 pm

Ellen Schultz has given us a fascinating account of the ways in which corporate America has been able to game legal and accounting rules to emasculate the private pension system. It was only a few decades ago that a secure pension was a staple of middle class life. Workers in middle class jobs, whether in offices, construction, or manufacturing expected to have a pension in retirement to supplement their Social Security income. In many cases, the pension would provide the larger portion of their income, with the Social Security benefit being the supplement.

Why Is This Man Smiling?

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:01 pm

After all, James O’Keefe is facing felony charges for trying to tamper with a Senator’s phones, and his Blockbuster Video Exposé of supposed ACORN wrongdoing is falling apart all around him and his pimp promoter.  And yet, Mike Stark is “struck by O’Keefe strutting around CPAC accepting all sorts of accolades and plaudits while he [...]

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