Tag Archives: Wall Street

Headlines: Trust is Necessary for a Stable Economy….

Source: Washington Post Most policy makers still don’t understand the urgent need to restore trust in our financial system, or the need to prosecute Wall Street executives for fraud and other criminal wrongdoing. But top economists have been saying for … Continue reading

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Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss

Kate Kelland Reuters Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of … Continue reading

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Wait – The useful art of procrastination

Frank Partnoy RSA Frank Partnoy ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?

Source: Rolling Stone Financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them. Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a … Continue reading

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Cenk Uygur, Matt Taibbi, Why isn’t Wall Street in jail?

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Many Lawmakers Personally Invested in JPMorgan Chase

Russ Choma OpenSecrets.org When Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase announced this week that it had lost an estimated $2 billion (now upped to $3 billion) on risky trades, Republican and Democratic members of Congress rushed to make their political cases: … Continue reading

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Amid international protests, intellectuals and activists issue manifesto for global democracy

Source: UNPACampaign Intellectuals Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano and Michael Hardt as well as mass-protest organizers and activists have issued a manifesto that includes a strong call for global democracy and, in particular, democratic rule over the … Continue reading

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Batteries Shown to Pose Risk for Kids

Anna Wilde Mathews Wall Street Journal The proliferation of electronic gadgets in American homes may have an unwelcome side effect: a rising number of emergency-room visits by children who have stuck batteries in their mouths, ears or noses. Of particular … Continue reading

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Keiser Report: Mafia vs OWS (ft. Geralde Celente)

Max Keiser RT In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert discuss Treasury Secretary Secretary Timothy Geithner is like a monkey who sees no evil, hears no evil, speaks no evil while Wall Street ‘elks’ are protected by the … Continue reading

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