Monthly Archives: January 2013

FDR, the So-Called Liberal and Paul Volcker, the Conservative, Thinking Alike

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “CONFIDENCE MEN: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind from Chapter 12 on page 289 and I quote: “Then something dawned on [Paul] Volcker that he … Continue reading

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Washington Was Becoming Wall Street At Taxpayer Expense

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “CONFIDENCE MEN: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind from Chapter 10 on page 223 and I quote: “Detroit, and much of the rest of America, … Continue reading

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GOP and the Rise of Super Rich

The following is a letter that I just published in our local paper, “The Monroe Times” on January 28, 2013 titled “GOP and the Rise of Super Rich” and I quote: “Letter to the Editor: GOP and the rise of … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Traders Take Their Swap Deals to Futures Exchanges

The following is an excellent article from the January 24, 2013 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek titled “Traders Take Their Swap Deals to Futures Exchanges” by Matthew Philips on page 38 and I quote: “Markets & Finance” Traders Take Their Swaps … Continue reading

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To Get Our Banking System Straightened Out, Maybe It’s Time For A Woman President

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “CONFIDENCE MEN: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind from Chapter 9 on page 203 and I quote: “Geithner, meanwhile, said that many of the president’s … Continue reading

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The Government Is Going Broke and the Tea Party Republicans Are Blaming the 99%

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “CONFIDENCE MEN: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President” by Ron Suskind from Chapter 8 on page 169 and I quote: “Later that afternoon, in his temporary office at … Continue reading

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The Street and the Superstars

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “PLUTOCRATS: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else” by Chrystia Freeland from Chapter Three on page 119 and I quote: “THE STREET AND THE SUPERSTARS … Continue reading

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