Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street’s Worst Nightmare by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad webofdebt.com August 19, 2013 Before Eliot Spitzer’s infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks. It may not be a coincidence that […]

Eliot Spitzer: Geithner, Bernanke “Complicit” in Financial Crisis and Should Go

Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! Dec. 4, 2009 Eliot Spitzer: Geithner, Bernanke “Complicit” in Financial Crisis and Should Go In an extended interview, we speak with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer about the financial crisis and how it was handled by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Bernanke and Geithner “actually […]

It’s a bird…It’s a plane…No, it’s Spitzer to the Rescue By Mike Whitney

Dandelion Salad By Mike Whitney March 30, 2009 “Information Clearing House” If Obama is serious about restoring confidence in the markets, he should replace current SEC chief Mary Schapiro with Eliot Spitzer. That would send a message to the world that the president is through messing around. Schapiro is another Wall Street toady who believes […]

Spitzer: Regulatory System Was Structurally Flawed But You Can’t Legislate Judgement

Dandelion Salad heathr456 From Fareed Zakaria GPS March 22, 2009. more about “Spitzer: Regulatory System Was Struct…“, posted with vodpod see Eliot Spitzer: The real scandal at AIG is the not the bonuses. It’s the payments to counterparties. + The feds must investigate An American Outrage: Bernie, AIG, and Us by Rosemary and Walter Brasch The Big […]

Eliot Spitzer: The real scandal at AIG is the not the bonuses. It’s the payments to counterparties. + The feds must investigate

Dandelion Salad By Eliot Spitzer Slate Magazine Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 10:41 AM ET It’s not the bonuses. It’s that AIG’s counterparties are getting paid back in full. Everybody is rushing to condemn AIG’s bonuses, but this simple scandal is obscuring the real disgrace at the insurance giant: Why are AIG’s counterparties getting paid […]

Why the Bush Admin “Watergated” Eliot Spitzer by F. William Engdahl

Dandelion Salad by F. William Engdahl Global Research, March 18, 2008 The spectacular and highly bizarre release of secret FBI wiretap data to the New York Times exposing the tryst of New York state Governor, Eliot Spitzer, the now-infamous “No.9,” with a luxury call-girl, had less to do with the Bush Administration’s pursuit of high […]

The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks & Spitzer charges are intimately linked By Greg Palast

Dandelion Salad By Greg Palast After Downing Street Reporting for Air America Radio’s Clout Listen to Palast on Clout at http://www.GregPalast.com Mar 14, 2008 While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush’s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was […]

Hallmarks of a “hit job” ordered from the very top: Forget Spitzer, fire Bernanke

Dandelion Salad by Chan Akya Global Research, March 14, 2008 Asia Times Mar 15, 2008 There must be something about men achieving power that exposes them to frequent misuses of authority. In particular, infidelity seems a particular curse for the powerful across the world. This week’s events involving the governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, […]

Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime by Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer

Dandelion Salad by Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Global Research, March 14, 2008 Washington Post – 2008-02-14 The following oped by Eliot Spitzer was published barely a month prior to the unfolding scandal and his demise as Governor of the State of New York. Does the scandal bear any relationship to Spitzer’s intent to […]

Spitzer Resigns, Citing Personal Failings

Dandelion Salad By DANNY HAKIM and ANAHAD O’CONNOR NYT March 12, 2008 Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, announced his resignation today, becoming the first governor of New York to be forced from office in nearly a century. Mr. Spitzer, appearing somber and with his […]

U-V: Usury to Vested Interests by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad michael-hudson.com March 31, 2015 Parts U-V in the Insider’s Economic Dictionary. Underdevelopment: The term coined by Andre Gunder Frank to describe the policies which former European colonies and more contemporary third-world countries have been turned into indebted raw-materials exporters rather than balanced economies capable of feeding themselves. (See World […]

F is for FIRE Sector by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad michael-hudson.com September 23, 2013 Part F in the Insider’s Economic Dictionary. Factoid: A hypothesis, rumor or story so consonant with peoples’ preconceptions that it is accepted as a fact or working assumption, even though it often is made up a priori. Among the most notorious examples are the ideas […]