regulations

Podcast

Bill Black: The Banks Have Blood on Their Hands

And our regulators are too fearful to act
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 9:13 PM

We invited Bill Black to return to explain whether the level of systemic risk due to fraud in our financial markets has improved or worsened since the dire situation he painted for us in early 2012. Sadly, it looks like abuse by the big players has only flourished since then.

In the U.S., our regulators have publicly embraced a "too big to prosecute" doctrine. We are restraining, underfunding, and dismantling regulatory oversight in the interest of short-term stability for the status quo. Which, as a criminologist, Black knows with certainty creates an environment where bad actors will act in their self-interest with assumed (and likely real, at this point) impunity. » Read more

Daily Prep

A Glimpse Into Food Rights

4 questions raised by the Amish raw milk trial
Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:54 PM

The trial of Vernon Hershberger, an Amish dairy farmer begins today.  He is on trial for selling raw milk to his private milk club members. Take note that the outcome of this trial will have far-reaching implications for many of us and those who seek alternatives in what we eat and who we get our food from. 

http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/4-questions-raised-by-the-amish-raw-milk-trial/