Tag: Banana republic

State AGs to Step Up Enforcement Against Tech Companies?

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The Wall Street Journal published an article Monday,  States Loom as a Regulatory Threat to Tech Giants, examining the emerging stance state attorneys general are taking on […]

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White-Collar Criminals Got Off Scot-Free After the 2008 Financial Crisis — and That Helped Fuel President Trump’s Rise

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and Research Associate at the Levy Institute. Originally published at the Independent Media Institute n the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, bank officials at HSBC admitted to the Department of Justice that the bank violated the Bank Secrecy Act, the […]

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Gaius Publius: What to Expect from a Kavanaugh Court – Government-Funded “Religious” Education

Yves here. I have a minor quibble with this otherwise fine piece on the danger posed by Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice. Even though losing Roe v. Wade would be a bad development, it is not as radical a change as most people believe. Access to abortions is more […]

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Ninth Circuit Orders EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. By a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday to bar within 60 days chlorpyrifos, a […]

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Gaius Publius: Why Is Thomas Frank Puzzled?

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. GP article archive  here. Originally published at DownWithTyranny A Bernie Sanders event in Madison, Wisconsin during the 2016 Democratic Party primary I […]

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Puerto Rico: 1427 Hurricane Maria Deaths

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The government of Puerto Rico finally acknowledged in Transformation and Innovation in the Wake of Devastation,a report posted online and filed with Congress Wednesday, that an additional 1427 people died in the four months […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Energy Department LNG Export Study Draft Ignores Climate Change

By Sharon Kelly, an attorney and freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has reported for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, National Wildlife, Earth Island Journal, and a variety of other publications. Prior to beginning freelance writing, she worked as a law clerk for the ACLU of Delaware. Originally published at DeSmogBlog. The […]

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Taxcast: A Firewall to Protect EU Citizens from the Big Four Accountancy Firms and the Tax Avoidance Lobby

Originally published at the Tax Justice Network In the July 2918 Taxcast: we look at a proposal for a firewall to protect EU citizens from the Big Four accountancy firms and the tax avoidance lobby: we look at a new report from the Corporate Europe Observatory we discuss UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and […]

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Michael Hudson: Argentina’s New $50 Billion IMF Loan Is Designed to Replay its 2001 Crisis

Yves here. In this Real News Network interview, Micheal Hudson explains why IMF “programs” inevitably hurt workers. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. For several months now. Argentines have been taking to the streets to protest against neoliberal austerity measures of President Mauricio Macri. The most […]

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Jeff Sessions Joins In And Laughs With Conservative Students As They Chant ‘Lock Her Up’

CNN played a video clip of Trump’s embattled AG having a laugh when conservative students began chanting to lock up Hillary Clinton. CNN’s Newsroom with Poppy Harlow were discussing Trump’s enemy’s lost – a vindictive play to possibly strip former intelligence officers of their security clearances because they have criticized him when CNN cut to […]

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Argentina 20 Years On: Has the IMF Really Changed Its Ways?

By Gino Brunswijck, Maria Jose Romero and Bodo Ellmers of The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad). Originally published at TripleCrisis Argentinians are experiencing deja-vu this month as the government announces massive layoffs and a hiring freeze as part of an adjustment package attached to a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Thousands […]

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Marshall Auerback: How Plan to Replace LIBOR Will Cement Fed’s Role as Global Central Banker

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and Research Associate at the Levy Institute. Originally published at the Independent Media Institute Central banking systems like the Federal Reserve set interest rates that the public ultimately pays on its debt, loans and mortgages. They raise or lower short-term rates, stipulating bank reserve requirements, and establish a “floor” […]

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Gun Control: Remington Rejects Navajo Nation Bid

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Yesterday, Dealbook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote a column discussing the Navajo Nation’s bid to buy firearms maker Remington, A Surprising Bid for Remington, and an Unsurprising Rejection— as a backdoor way of […]

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Net Neutrality: FCC’s Scuppering Will Stand; Meanwhile, India Adopts World’s Most Sweeping Protections

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. US advocates for net neutrality hold onto slender hope that the current Congress might overturn last May’s FCC regulation that scuppered existing net neutrality protections when the first House Republican signed onto […]

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Michael Hudson: Argentina Gets Biggest IMF Loan in History

In this this Left Out podcast of The Hudson Report, a weekly series produced by Left Out with the economist Michael Hudson, Paul Sliker speaks with Hudson about the economic and political implications of the International Monetary Fund’s $50 billion loan to Argentina, which is the largest IMF credit line in history. Hudson is research professor […]

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Four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and…Repair

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Readers may have seen the crosspost I uploaded by Gaius Publius on Friday, linking the plastic crisis to America’s money-driven political system,Gaius Publius: Which Would Be Harder to Ban, Single-Use Plastic or […]

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Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?

Trump will meet with Putin this week in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don’t expect it to happen, says professor of journalism at the American University of Beirut, nonresident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri in […]

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