Category Archives: Capitalism

Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung Offers Prediction: Fall of U.S. Empire

Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung predicts the fall of the U.S. Empire, and offers other words on the subject.

Hat-tip to Just Greg:

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Market trader: “Goldman Sachs Rules the World; I dream of another recession…”

Refreshingly honest insights from stock market trader Alessio Rastani (hat-tip to Crooks & Liars):

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Bank of America and Co: Disinformation and Deception is More Proof That The “Free Market” Lies

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I’ve never been a fan of the saying, “If you have nothing to hide, what are you so worried about?” Among other things, it’s used by police officers to intimidate and harass citizens who claim their rights against unwarranted searches and seizures. It’s also used as an excuse to impose costly, degrading drug tests on welfare recipients–even though it turns out that when welfare recipients are forced to test, only 2% test dirty–exponentially less than the general population. Not to mention that cronyism abounds. The question is an all around non-sequitur, in most cases, and only designed to slime an opponent. Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs: Win, cheat, or quit. We don’t fucking lose – ever.

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Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO Goldman Sachs

Here’s a piece that won’t surprise you at all (from Examiner.com):

…while the firm had been largely categorized a behemoth monolith, GSElevator on Twitter is giving the global bank a bit more color with tweeted glimpses of corporate culture via conversations of workers who don’t take the stairs.

Candid Tweets [EDIT: should read: Candid conversations] from Goldman Sachs employees about working- and middle-class people? This should be interesting: Continue reading

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