I have just learned that the documentary, The Con, a five-part investigative docuseries revealing massive frauds committed by large banks which led to the Great Financial Crisis, is being released through multiple channels… Apple TV, Amazon, Xbox, Vimeo, and Comcast On Demand.
WE’RE BACK! …The corporate debt bubble strikes again!
Inflated bond ratings were one cause of the financial crisis and it looks as if we haven’t learned from that experience. Here we are ten years later and we’re heading down that path once again. People are concerned right now about an imminent recession for just cause. So how did we circle back? This… [Read More]
Too big to be held accountable?
Well the jury’s in. And the results are not good. It appears we are more lenient towards white-collar financial crimes than ever, with fewer financial crimes cited and lesser fines/settlements paid. In our present administration, fines and settlements against corporations have plummeted and prosecutions of individuals are falling to record lows. In the last administration the Department… [Read More]
The Whistleblower Newsroom; Is This a Conspiracy?
This last week I had the honor of being interviewed for The Whistleblower Newsroom, a podcast by whistleblowers, for whistleblowers, developed and hosted by journalists Celia Farber, TruthBarrier.com, and Kristina Borjesson. Although I had visited with Ms. Borjesson several times on the phone over the last three years, we first met last November at the… [Read More]
So it’s about bank mergers, stupid!
The world’s largest bank merger in more than a decade has been proposed, and poses concerns many are saying we need to pay attention to. This proposed merger, with BB&T Corp purchasing SunTrust Banks Inc. for $28.2 billion combines two regional lending powerhouses and creates the sixth-largest U.S. retail bank in the U.S. This is… [Read More]
“Take On Wall Street” – a Bold Agenda to Control the Large Banks!
A new group, Take On Wall Street, has emerged which vows it won’t rest until it breaks up the big banks and stops the stranglehold Wall Street has on Congress and the American taxpayer! Take On Wall Street may have enough backing behind it do so. Twenty national organizations joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass)… [Read More]
Goldman Sachs aka The Great Vampire Squid Rides Again!
As my friend William D. Cohan said in a recent New York Times post, “nearly eight years after the onset of the financial crisis; its unintended consequences continue to startle and amaze.” The latest in a long saga of TBTF bank settlements, Goldman Sachs, one of the more recent banks to resolve settlements charges for the… [Read More]
The Disappearing Derivatives … Mystery Solved?
With everything going on with Wall Street you may have missed a Reuters article by Charles Levinson that talked of hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks which went missing early last year. Has the mystery of these disappearing derivatives been solved? Well, maybe. It seems the trades had not really disappeared, they’d just… [Read More]
The Large Bank Stranglehold is Tightened!
I continue to tell my audiences the large banks have a “stranglehold” on our country and that “The Dodd-Frank provisions attempting to place controls on the large banks have been systematically gutted …” As 2015 comes to a close all eyes in Washington D.C. are looking at a critical deadline which looms over Congress, our… [Read More]
Is the Government Nationalizing U.S. Companies?
Since 2012, the U.S. seems to be business as usual. Stocks have been climbing, the “too big to fail” banks have basically paid back their government “bail out” money. The housing market has boomed, with too few homes to go around, causing much higher demand for rentals. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some renters having… [Read More]