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Breaking news – Irelands Bankers being Arrested and Charged!

The former Chief Executive and Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank has appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection with financial irregularities at the bank. Seán FitzPatrick was charged with 16 offences under Section 60 of the Companies Act. Read … Continue reading

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Inside Story – Rigged bank rates: Is there more to come?

Al Jazeera In the wake of the bank rate-rigging scandal, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive, announced his resignation from the post with immediate effect, on Tuesday. In a statement, Diamond, who faced mounting calls to step down, said he made … Continue reading

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EU opens legal action against Hungary over new laws

Source: BBC News The European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – has opened legal proceedings against Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary. PM Viktor Orban was given a month to respond to the Commission’s … Continue reading

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Hubris: The Psychological and Spiritual Roots of a Universal Affliction

Michael DeWilde ceibs.edu Introduction The topic of hubris in business and among businesspersons has been taken up in earnest at least since Richard Roll’s celebrated article laying out the argument for a hubris hypothesis in 1986. In the twenty-five years … Continue reading

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City rentals too pricey for low-income tenants

ABC A new survey shows low-income earners are being priced out of the rentals market in Australian capital cities. Anglicare’s rental affordability snapshot tests how affordable the private rental market is for households on government payments and the minimum wage. … Continue reading

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The Codes of Gender

Sut Jhally Free Speech TV Written and directed by MEF Executive Director Sut Jhally, The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman’s groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture’s … Continue reading

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Diabetes complications ‘at record high’

BBC News Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have surged in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK. An audit of 1.9 million people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes found more than 13,000 … Continue reading

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Goldman Banker goes Rogue amid the Fed’s Recent Stress Tests w/Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith

RT Welcome to Capital Account. Goldman Sachs gets outed in a scathing resignation letter on the New York Times op-ed page today from executive director and head of Goldman Sach’s US equity derivatives business in Europe, Greg Smith. In the … Continue reading

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Green Philosophy

Roger Scruton RSA Writer and philosopher Roger Scruton argues that conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism. Chaired by Matthew Taylor, chief executive, the RSA. Listen to a podcast of the full event … Continue reading

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