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How Crooked is the Oil Market?

January 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Disturbing article. The financialization of the real economy has gone overboard, that’s about the minimum conclusion one can draw. But there is much more to it..

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Tags: Oil · Reform Capitalism

End bankers bonuses?

November 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on End bankers bonuses?

Nassim Taleb’s ‘Bauhaus (Less is More) solution for the fragility of the financial system. Not the whole solution though..

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Tags: Reform Capitalism

Large Income Inequality

October 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Large Income Inequality

Has a direct bearing on many aspects of the quality of life..

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High-frequency trading at the cost of regular investors

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on High-frequency trading at the cost of regular investors

Computerized high-speed trading is increasing market volatility and making it more difficult for regular investors to pick stocks, market experts say. Bring in a financial transaction tax. With high unemployment, it’s better to tax useless activities..

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Tags: Reform Capitalism

Financial market chaos

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Financial market chaos

Isn’t wealth enhancing. More reasons for a financial transaction tax

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Tags: Reform Capitalism · The Markets

Back to the 1960s

August 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Back to the 1960s

If we only had those problems..

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Tags: Reform Capitalism

Tax reduction for companies to jump start the economy?

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tax reduction for companies to jump start the economy?

Not for Cisco. First you creatively let profits appear elsewhere, lowering your overall tax burden to a few percentage points, then you ask for a tax holiday when you want to repatriate it..And they’re far from the only ones..

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Tags: Reform Capitalism

Calvinist people power is getting financial machismo on the run

March 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Made in Holland. Beginning of a trend?

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Should deficit cutting begin here?

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Should deficit cutting begin here?

General Electric, one of America’s largest corporations, doesn’t pay taxes in the US. At all. In fact, they claim a tax benefit of $3.2B…

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Why isn’t anyone responsible for the greatest heist in history behind bars?

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Why isn’t anyone responsible for the greatest heist in history behind bars?

A must read. Matt Taibbi asking the question. Here is his answer. Disturbing, really disturbing…

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Reform Capitalism