Eagle: The Purchase of the Republic — Extraordinary Graphics, Griftopia in One Article

The Purchase of Our Republic A Democracy in Name Only The massive consolidation of wealth, combined with the removal of any limits on money in campaigns, has allowed for the purchase of our government. Y. Falkson Americans know that something is wrong, deeply wrong. They see signs of the problem everywhere: income inequality, growing concentration …

GRIFTOPIA Part II: The Next Mega-Meltdown

Mega-Banks and the Next Financial Crisis Hedge-fund manager Paul Singer recognized the risks of subprime mortgages and bet against them. Now he warns that monetary policy could cripple American banks again. James Freeman, The Wall Street Journal, 19 March 2011 Full article Phi Beta Iota: Absolutely worth a full read.  Here’s the bottom line: US …

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Matt Taibbi 6 Star Game Changer….Maybe November 2, 2010 This is an extraordinary book, combining gifted insights and turns of phrase with serious research that has a point worth fighting for: Wall Street led by Goldman Sachs has ripped off the entire US economy, and they still have most people thinking that politics matters. It …