Category Archives: Financial

Revisionist Histories and a return of Glass-Steagell

By ann summers Perhaps Donald Trump has proven that it takes a village idiot to triangulate ten garlic bulbs and take puma mountain by strategy. Or despite hip-hop musicals about Alexander Hamilton, will the eventual POTUS think about central banking as part of … Continue reading

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tRumpian policy and the triumphalism of the LIV / LoFo legions

 By ann summers Donald Trump makes great strides forward on the winged feet of many tireless RWNJs in $1500 Princetown shoes by Gucci   Naive, rather than critical realism is the norm in US politics at least at the Congressional level, … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi on Former Attorney General Eric Holder and the Revolving Door between Washington and Wall Street

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi was interviewed on Democracy Now! Taibbi talked about Eric Holder, the former Attorney General of the United States, and the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington. Holder is reportedly “returning home — … Continue reading

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Not Eaxctly “Weekend at Bernie’s”: Minnesota Man Suspected of Taking Dead Mother to Bank to Withdraw Money

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier this week, news media reported that police in Plymouth, Minnesota, were investigating a man named David Vanzo  “for elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother…” Tom Lyden (MyFox9) said, “Detectives wonder if he brought his … Continue reading

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UPDATE—In the Case of Carmen Segarra and the Secret NY Fed Recordings: A Senate Hearing Is Set to Explore the Case of the Fired Bank Examiner and Investigate Whether Regulators May Be “Too Cozy Toward the Industry They Are Meant to Police”

By Elaine Magliaro I have already written two posts about Carmen Segarra (The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs and My Second Post about Former Bank Examiner Carmen … Continue reading

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My Second Post about Former Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra Who Was Fired by the New York Fed for Doing Her Job

By Elaine Magliaro On October fifth, I published a post titled The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs. Segarra is a former bank examiner who once worked for … Continue reading

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John Oliver Skewers Law Enforcement for Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro John Oliver did a hilarious segment on civil forfeiture on his HBO program last night. I thought readers of this blog would enjoy watching it so I’m posting it at FFS for you. About Civil Asset Forfeiture: … Continue reading

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The Case of the Secret Recordings: A Tale about Bank Examiner Carmen Segarra, the New York Fed, and Goldman Sachs

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, I read ProPublica’s story about Carmen Segarra, a bank examiner and whistle-blower who made secret recordings while she was working at the New York FED. Segarra had been hired by the FED in late 2011 … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: SEC and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to Investigate Governor Chris Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lisa Brennan (Main Justice) broke the news today that “people close to the matter” have said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of … Continue reading

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THE DIVIDE: Matt Taibbi Talks about Unequal Justice in the Age of Inequality

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in February 2011, Matt Taibbi wrote an article for Rolling Stone titled Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? In his article, he said that “financial crooks” brought down the world’s economy—yet the feds were doing more … Continue reading

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