Tag Archives: Rolling Stone

Common Dreams – Matt Taibbi – From An Unlikely Source, A Serious Challenge To Wall Street – 21 July 2012

Something very interesting is happening.

There’s been so much corruption on Wall Street in recent years, and the federal government has appeared to be so deeply complicit in many of the problems, that many people have experienced something very like despair over the question of what to do about it all. Continue reading

OpEdNews – Scott Baker – The Great Unraveling Continues – 6 July 2012

TPP — Terrible Policy for the People

The Trans-Pacific Partnership aims to make whole countries into consumers, not just their citizens.   This is a critical difference, in that it makes countries subject to a new tribunal, independent of national judicial systems.   Says Common Dreams: Continue reading

Matt Taibbi – Accidentally Released – And Incredibly Embarrassing – Documents Show How Goldman Et Al Engaged In ‘Naked Short Selling’ – 17 May 2012

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes God smiles on us. Last week, he smiled on investigative reporters everywhere, when the lawyers for Goldman, Sachs slipped on one whopper of a legal banana peel, inadvertently delivering some of the bank’s darker secrets into the hands of the public.

The lawyers for Goldman and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch have been involved in a legal battle for some time – primarily with the retail giant Overstock.com, but also with Rolling Stone, the Economist, Bloomberg, and the New York Times. The banks have been fighting us to keep sealed certain documents that surfaced in the discovery process of an ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit filed by Overstock against the banks.