A Convergence of Greed And Political Influence by Guadamour

by Guadamour
Featured Writer
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January 15, 2012

Occupy Milwaukee

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Pulitzer Prise winner James B. Stewart’s book, Den of Thieves, came out in 1992 and detailed the corruption in the financial and political underpinnings of the country. After reading it, one hoped they would never have to read another book on that topic, because the problems which caused it would be fixed. The book told the story of insider trading scandals involving Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken and other financiers and their Investment bankers, using junk (high-yielding, high-risk unrated corporate ) bonds to takeover companies. Continue reading

Moyers & Company: Crony Capitalism

Corporate Personhood

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With Bill Moyers
Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
January 20, 2012

Bill Moyers and former White House budget director David Stockman on how politics and high finance have turned our economy into a members-only private club.

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Bill Moyers Journal: John Nichols and Terry O’Neill + Gretchen Morgenson + What is Reform?

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Bill Moyers Journal
March 26, 2010

John Nichols and Terry O’Neill

Bill Moyers takes a closer look at the newly signed health bill and explores the future of health care reform with THE NATION’s John Nichols and National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill.

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Bill Moyers Journal: Wall Street Woes + Kevin Phillips + Yankee Stadium

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Bill Moyers Journal

Sept 19, 2008

Wall Street Woes

NEW YORK TIMES business and financial columnists Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris discuss who wins and who loses in the financial turmoil.

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