Tag: Regulations and regulators

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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UN to Launch Talks on Treaty to Regulate High Seas

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Talks begin in New York tomorrow to negotiate a conservation treaty to regulate the high seas, in the first of four sessions, with a 2020 timetable set […]

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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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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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Missed Visits, Uncontrolled Pain And Fraud: Report Says Hospices Lacks Oversight

Yves here. Hospices in theory offer an alternative to the US medical model that Lambert has described as “Insert tube, extract rent.” In practice, sadly, even patients in their closing months of life need to be vigilant about their choice of provider. By Melissa Bailey, a Boston-based correspondent on the KHN enterprise team, focusing on […]

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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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10 Down-to-Earth Things Powell Said about Cryptocurrencies

By Wolf Richter, a San Francisco based executive, entrepreneur, start up specialist, and author, with extensive international work experience. Originally published at Wolf Street Go find someone else to regulate them. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, during his testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, was asked by representatives Patrick McHenry (R, North […]

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Brexit Crash Out Virtually Certain

On the one hand, a great deal appears to have happened with respect to Brexit in the last two weeks, with David Davis and Boris Johnson resigning from Government and Theresa May stating that she will lead the Brexit negotiations. Despite the threat of an ouster, she’s still the last woman standing. However, in reality […]

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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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(Mis)Adventures in Portland and a Visit to Occupy ICE

I’ll have more to say about some of the other meetups just completed (Chicago, Green Bay, San Francisco, and Seattle), since I learned a lot at each of them. However, quite a lot happened at the Portland one, plus reader Andrew Watts showed up my tardiness by providing his own write up of the event. […]

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The Missing Profits of Nations

Lambert here: “Close to 40% of multinational profits were artificially shifted to tax havens in 2015.” Holy moly! By Thomas Tørsløv, PhD student, University of Copenhagen and Ministry of Taxation, Denmark, Ludvig Wier, PhD candidate, University of Copenhagen, and Gabriel Zucman, Gabriel Zucman. Originally published at VoxEU Between 1985 and 2018, the global average statutory […]

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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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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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Trump Administration Succeeds at Securing Confirmation of US Attorneys

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 Senate has confirmed 65 of Trump’s nominees for United States attorneys– the principal federal law enforcement officers in their districts– eight more than had been confirmed at at a similar stage […]

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Good News? Percentage of Americans Who Believe Climate Change is Real Reaches New High

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Over the course of  the last decade, the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE) has surveyed Americans to determine if they believe there is solid evidence of global warming. The most recent […]

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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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Trump’s Visit Marks the Start of Shock Doctrine Brexit

Yves here. The setup for this post has been trumped by events, with Hair Furore doing his best imitation of Emily Litella. From the Financial Times: Donald Trump has sought to repair the diplomatic wounds he inflicted on Theresa May by insisting whatever course the British prime minister took on the UK’s future relationship with […]

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Two Senate Democrats Call for Investigation into Smart TVs

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’s New York Times reports that two Senators, Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal, have written to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Joseph Simons asking for an investigation “into the privacy policies and […]

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From Donald Trump to Theresa May: How a US-UK Network Pushes Climate Science Denial and Lobbies for a Hard Brexit — Mapped

By Mat Hope, editor of DeSmog UK.Originally published at DeSmog UK. Donald Trump has finally come to the UK, 20 months after he won the election to make him the 45th President of the United States. During that time, a trans-Atlantic network of business people, think tank analysts, and lobbyists have grown in influence — pushing […]

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Gaius Publius: Which Would Be Harder to Ban, Single-Use Plastic or Money-Bought Government?

Jerri-Lynn here: In this short insightful post, Gaius discusses how the underlying obstacle to solving the problem of plastic emanates from the industry that produces these poisons– and a political system driven by money rather than attuned to public needs. The problem isn’t limited to plastic either: There are half a dozen industries like these, […]

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