Daily Archives: May 8, 2015

Warren on financial criminals and the Fed shovelling trillions into TBTF banks

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s speech at the Finance & Society conference this week begins 12 minutes into this clip. She outlines more actionable steps needed to meaningfully reform the finance sector.  You can advance the play bar to 12:00 to skip … Continue reading

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Actionable solutions to retirement deficits

The more we individuals avoid debt, spend less than we make and commit to regular savings plans, the less we need financial magicians and risky bets.  The “retirement crisis” is fixable in simple, tangible steps. It’s not rocket science. The … Continue reading

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Brooksley Born updates on the fight for financial reform

Brooksley Born is the lawyer who was chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from August 1996 to June 1999 when she lobbied Congress to give the CFTC oversight of the off-exchange markets for Derivatives.  In doing so she became … Continue reading

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Prins: “Wall Street owns the Clintons”

Author and Wall Street historian, Nomi Prins, has researched and documented the facts entwining bankers and politicians in patient detail. Her conclusion is that Hillary Clinton is likely to be just as supportive of the finance cartel as her husband … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful-a tiny house documentary

I spent many years as a student living in one room residences and loved it. Bigger homes are nice once you have a family, for sure. But my heart remembers the simplicity and freedom of living with much less stuff. … Continue reading

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ECRI: explains no technical recession since 2012

Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder and chief operating officer at ECRI, discusses the state of the U.S. economy ahead of the April jobs report and reflects on his call for a U.S. recession and explains how oil can influence a recession. Here … Continue reading

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