Tag Archives: Glass Steagall

Done with Hillary, done with the whole mess

So the inevitable Hillary Clinton ‘I’m running for president’ announcement came early this year, and the photo op of her speaking to throngs in NYC over the weekend of the ‘official’ campaign rollout provided the media buzz she wanted. I’ve been buried under all the expected blast e-mails from the fans of Hillary, plus all the […]

Top Ten things in Wikileaks ‘Insurance file’–play along!

Yesterday, it was announced that Wikileaks had uploaded a giant (400 gigabyte) encrypted file (and published links to the file on Facebook) as insurance against bad things happening to people like Julian Assange. This is not the first time they’ve done so– a few years ago when the ‘collateral murder’ and other files attributed to […]

$22,000,000,000,000

Twenty-two trillion dollars. I thought I’d write it out. That’s not some random number I came up with off the top of my head–That’s the number from a study by the Government Accountability Office, and it’s their best guess of the money lost when the economy went off a cliff in the summer of 2008. […]

Don’t know much about history…

I know when I’m watching a bad interview on TV or the Internet. The question comes up: “What was the most influential book you read in (high school, college)?” Standard answers include the Bible, Catcher in the Rye, Atlas Shrugged (though not in MY crowd), A Separate Peace, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. You know […]