Sunday, February 22, 2009

The economy

From 10 Dirty Tricks Wall Street Con Artists Will Pull to Keep the Rip-offs Going

"Look beyond the bad news. Remember, Washington's run by 40,000 lobbyists not 537 elected politicians. I'm betting lobbyists will use the following tactics to neutralize activists and limit reforms. That way, behind the scenes Wall Street keeps control with its business-as-usual tactics, schemes, scams, hustles and wheeling and dealing. Here are the 10 "dirty tricks" Wall Street lobbyists likely will use to help jump-start a new bull market:" [read the article for the list]

And Soros Sees No Bottom for World Financial "Collapse" ... "George Soros said the turbulence is actually more severe than during the Great Depression, comparing the current situation to the demise of the Soviet Union."

Just tonight, Bill Moyers had Parker Palmer on his show. I've been a fan or Bill Moyers for some time now, but this show stood right up there with his best. Unfortunately PBS doesn't put videos online, but a transcript is available. If you care at all about America, take the time to either see the show or read this transcript. It's moving and it's profound.

And here's another article well worth reading: The Spectacular, Sudden Crash of the Global Economy

Thomas Jefferson said something long ago: "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." How very right he was.


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