The Financial Industry Is A Lot Bigger Than A Giant Vampire Squid, by Pete Dolack

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Aug. 31, 2022
September 1, 2022

The size of the financial industry bears no relation to the economy. Self-mythological panegyrics aside, the finance industry confiscates money; it doesn’t create it. How much? Get out your calculators, and maybe you’ll have to find a way to add a couple of digits to what your screen can hold.

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Obama Can Do More on Oil Prices by Ralph Nader + Bernie Sanders: The Oil Speculation Casino

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By Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Mar. 6, 2012

Gasoline and heating oil prices are ratcheting up. In California, some motorists are paying over $5 per gallon. President Obama declared that “there is no quick fix” for this problem. Meanwhile, the hapless but howling Republicans are blaming him for the fuel surge as if he is a price control czar.

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