Overthrow the Speculators

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/overthrow_the_speculators_20131229 Money, as Karl Marx lamented, plays the largest part in determining the course of history. Once speculators are able to concentrate wealth into their hands they have, throughout history, emasculated government, turned the press into lap … Continue reading

Five Years in Economic Limbo

Joseph Stiglitz Project Syndicate http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-sluggish-pace-of-post-crisis-financial-reform-by-joseph-e–stiglitz When the US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, triggering the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, a broad consensus about what caused the crisis seemed to emerge. A bloated and dysfunctional … Continue reading