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 …

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 …

Mongoose: One Law for the Rich (Goldman Sachs), Another for the Poor (Blacks)

Tip of the Hat to  Sven Henrich @NorthmanTrader One law for the rich: Goldman Sachs (which has also been the lead in stealing $100 trillion from Main Street over the past ten years while leading the laundering of another $100 trillion in dirty money from trafficking in children, drugs, and more, walks on Malaysian case …

Review: The System – Who Rigged It, How We Fix It by Robert B. Reich

3 Stars — Corrupt, Deceptive, Mediocre This is a very corrupt and deceptive book, a mediocre book, that suggests that greedy Wall Street bankers are  to blame for everything including the corruption (no mention of blackmail) of politicians who serve the 1% and screw the 99% with impunity. The author will make quite a bit …