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Fiscal cliff looms large for all of us

Rock Climb - Overhang

By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: November 11th, 2012 Stability of leadership has been confirmed in the US and China – now they need stability in their economies, or the world will suffer. By Ian Fraser Today’s global economy is like a drunk meandering his way across a busy street after a year-long binge […]

November 11th, 2012 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Michael Hudson: how finance capitalism leads to debt servitude

Drowning in debt Washington

October 19th, 2012 This edited transcript is expanded from a live phone interview with Michael Hudson by Dimitris Yannopoulos for Athens News. It summarizes some of the major themes from Hudson’s new book, The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious Capital, Debt Deflation and Global Crisis, published in the UK in July 2012 and available from Amazon.co.uk. The […]

October 19th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

The Case for a Financial WikiLeaks

Whistle blower stabbed in back

By Brett Scott May 15th, 2012 (edited May 16th, 2012) The greatest barriers to financial whistleblowing are social and economic, not legal. Fear of being shunned by colleagues, passed over for promotion, bullied and harrassed, summarily dismissed and even shut out of Wall Street or the City for life plays a big part in dissuading […]

May 15th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

How Wall Street used complexity to deceive sophisticated investors

Top CDO issuers

December 17th, 2011 By Brett Sherman Is it reasonable to believe that Wall Street used complexity as a tool to dupe even sophisticated investors as to the quality of bonds backed by non-conforming mortgages during the United States housing bubble? In a word – ABSOLUTELY. Indeed, there was so much complexity in the various methods […]

December 17th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

The dukes and earls in America’s great tower of bullshit start to blink

Occupy Wall Street

By Ian Fraser Published: QFINANCE Date: October 20th, 2011 There may be a good few Maoists, Trotskyists, Anarcho-Syndicalists and even the odd deluded benefit scrounger among them, but it is simply wrong to characterize the Occupy Wall Street protestors who are camping out in 1,500 cities worldwide as wanting to overthrow capitalism, in the same way […]

October 20th, 2011 | Posted in Article Library,Blog,Latest Articles | Read More »

Chris Hedges on “The Alyona Show”

Chris Hedges

October 8th, 2011 Pullitzer prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges last week spoke to RT’s Washington correspondent Alyona Minkovski to give his views on the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street movement. Standing amongst protesters from the Occupy D.C. protest, Hedges explained the deep sense of frustration that is giving the movement impetus in the US […]

October 9th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Slowly but surely the media are waking up to Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street protest

October 8th, 2011 How well or badly has the mainstream media done with its Occupy Wall Street coverage? In my view they started out very poorly, with attempts to mock and belittle the protesters from the likes of blogger Nathalie Rothschild, then an Orwellian virtual black out, followed by shockingly slanted coverage from the likes of CNN […]

October 8th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

James K Galbraith: Wall Street so riddled with fraud, it’s beyond repair

Wall Street Money Making Machine

October 3rd, 2011 So it was endemic fraud and the collapse of the rule of law—not global imbalances or government and regulatory failure—that destroyed the financial system. In a keynote speech given at the Post Keynes conference in Denmark earlier this year, the Keynesian economist James K. Galbraith of the L.B.J. School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Time’s panegyric to the City of London is beyond parody

City of London skyline

September 29th, 2011 It’s incredible how some journalists got it so wrong about the City of London just prior to the crash of 2007-09. In January 2007 Time Magazine’s Adam Smith wrote an unctuous feature about the Square Mile which lavished praise on Gordon Brown’s “light touch” approach to financial regulation. In his second paragraph, […]

September 29th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Are Wall Street sans-culottes capable of storming of neo-liberal capitalism’s Bastille?

occupy Wall Street

September 22nd, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street protests, which kicked off last Saturday, have been derided as an irrelevance by the likes of Nathalie Rothschild in Spiked, and largely ignored by the mainstream media. I accept that the turnout has been much lower than predicted and that some of the protestors are whimsical youngsters who seem somewhat [...]

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

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