Trump university and the age of impunity

The business model of duping people into paying fees for supposed insights and education on how to ‘get rich’ is old as time but particularly prevalent in today’s widespread preoccupation with gaming, tricks and how to ‘win’ money without merit or culpability for illegal acts. Corrupt and fraudulent leaders that are wealthy enough to purchase immunity have become widely vaunted and followed by the masses. For an excellent essay on point, read The Age of Impunity, by Jeffrey Sachs“Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view. Impunity is epidemic in America. The rich and powerful get away with their heists in broad daylight.”

In a system run by wolves, and woefully few shepherds, sheep are never safe and financial crisis never ending:

The Trump University fraud lawsuits [which began in 2013 long before he was a political nominee] will in all likelihood hang over Donald Trump during the general presidential election. But during a Thursday morning appearance on MSNBC, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claimed Trump tried to make at least one of the fraud cases go away years before he emerged as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

During his campaign, Trump has repeatedly claimed he “never settles” lawsuits against him or his companies. But according to Schneiderman, “Before the complaint was filed [in 2013] there were discussions.”

“He did offer to settle,” Schneiderman continued. “He settles cases all the time.” Here is a direct video link.

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