Saturday, June 22, 2024

Tag: big banks

Banks Don’t Commit Crimes, Bankers Do

Until the feds charge reckless bankers individually, they'll shake down shareholders to bail them out for misdeeds.

Crime Can Pay if It’s Big Enough

For banksters like Goldman Sachs, federal criminal settlements are just a cost of doing business.

Too Big to Fail, Too Dangerous to Ignore

There’s only one way to protect the global economy from the dangers of too-big-to-fail banks: Break them up.

Hillary Clinton Agrees with the Citizens United Decision

“As Greenwald said, Hillary’s the very model of the type of politician that the five Republicans on the U.S. Supreme Court were trying to empower. The suckers whose votes she gets are fooled merely by her labeling herself a ‘Democrat’ and slinging the type of bumper-sticker phrases that draw Democratic suckers instead of Republican ones.”

Wall Street’s Fraud of the Week Club

“Despite the evidence, many people still see these banks and the people who run them as respectable corporate citizens. In the words of that unnamed Goldman Sachs executive: If they only knew.”

How to Fight the Big Banks and Help the Social Security...

If Bernie Sanders wants to stick it to the Big Banks, having the SSA start its own credit card department would be one way to go.

Bernie and the Big Banks

The bottom line: Regulation won’t end the Street’s abuses. The Street has too much firepower. And because it continues to be a major source of campaign funding, no set of regulations will be tough enough.

The End of Big Banks

When reasonable Republicans and Democrats begin to converge on policy, we are more likely to get sensible change.

Despite Global Economy Plummeting Into Despair, Mega Banks Boast All-Time Record...

After seven years of benefiting from the greatest transfer of wealth in history, the U.S. banking industry topped it off with record profits in 2015.

Why We Must Try

Have Democrats gone from “Yes we can,” to “We shouldn’t even try?"

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Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.

Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.