As we slide toward Thanksgiving Day and consider our blessings (no matter how timeworn and tattered) there are some points worth thinking about. Human society has always had criminals and criminality. But to have such individuals celebrated and honored is a new wrinkle. And meanwhile, a new life-saving drug for hepatitis or would be beyond the shrinking bank accounts of our former middle class thanks to the hostage capitalism of American Medicine. an excellent article.
November 24, 2015
While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspiredwith Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored byNew York University for his “Outstanding Contributions to Society.”
This is one example of the distorted thinking leading to the demise of a once-vibrant American society. There are other signs of decay:
1. A House Bill Would View Corporate Crimes as ‘Honest Mistakes’
Wealthy conservatives are pushing a bill that would excuse corporate leaders from financial fraud, environmental pollution, and other crimes that America’s greatest criminals deem simply reckless or negligent. The Heritage Foundation attempts to rationalize, saying “someone who simply has an accident by being slightly careless can hardly be said to have acted with a ‘guilty…
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