Monthly Archives: March 2013

Financial Panics: Then and Now

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “CAPTIALISM HITS THE FAN: The Global Economic Meltdown and What To Do About It” by Richard D. Wolff from Part II Chapter 1 on page 64 and I quote: “Financial Panics, … Continue reading

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A Domestic Marshall Plan: A Ten-Step Strategy

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?” by Hedrick Smith from Chapter 21 on page 395 and I quote: “Step #4: Make the U.S. Tax Code Fairer – Step #4 is to rebalance … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds Spot Flaws, Cash In

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?” by Hedrick Smith from Chapter 14 on page 233 and I quote: “Hedge Funds Spot the Flaws, Cash In – Most of Wall Street, as well … Continue reading

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Why Congress Often Ignores Public Opinion

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?” by Hedrick Smith from Chapter 9 on page 126 and I quote: “The alliance between George W. Bush and Dirk Van Dongen–”Dirkus,” the president called him—was … Continue reading

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Options: A Smokescreen for Wealth Transfer

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?” by Hedrick Smith from Chapter 8 on page 116 and I quote: “Nationwide, the scale of stock options cheating was staggering. But the public knew little … Continue reading

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Stock Options – Corporate Alchemy

The following is an excellent excerpt from the book “WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?” by Hedrick Smith from Chapter 8 on page 111 and I quote: “Stock Options—Corporate Alchemy – But CEOs like Ken Melrose, Jim Burke, and David Packard … Continue reading

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Washington Post: It’s Time to Tax Financial Transactions

The following is an excellent article which was republished in The Progressive Populist on April 1, 2013 from page 10 titled “It’s Time to Tax Financial Transactions” by Katrina vanden Heuvel and I quote: “It’s time to tax financial transactions” … Continue reading

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