Tag Archives: Corruption

  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Descent Into Madness

    Fear, uncertainty & doubt reign as faith in our system dies
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:01 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • America’s death-match style of politics
    • Corruption is everywhere these days
    • Society is dangerously close to violence as faith is lost
    • The shrinking Overton window

    Strap in for an hour of angst. Acerbic commentator James Howard Kunstler addresses a litany of deficiencies in today’s system, most notably the many forces removing prosperity and freedom for the bottom 99%.

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  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Life And Death On Wall Street

    History shows systemic corruption can be overcome
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9:06 PM

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    Financial markets and derivatives authority Janet Tavakoli returns to the podcast to discuss a number of the themes contained in her new book Decisions: Life And Death On Wall Street.

    She paints a particularly informative timeline of the greed and rot that has come to dominate the modern financial system, and how its tentacles have fully penetrated and subjugated the halls of power in Washington DC.

     

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/5 – Graft In Spain, Should We Live In Hope?

    by DailyDigest

    Sunday, May 5, 2013, 4:46 PM

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    • Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
    • Choco pies: The smuggled treats of North Korea
    • Is The Fed Blowing Bubbles?
    • Small-Town Mayor’s Millions as Exhibit A on Graft in Spain
    • The Last Refuge From Scandal? Professorships
    • Should we live in hope?

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  • Podcast

    Janet Tavakoli: Understanding Derivatives and Their Risks

    Abuse is the problem
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:48 PM

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    Global financial markets are awash in hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of derivatives. By some estimates, the total amount exceeds one quadrillion.

    Derivatives played a central role in the 2008 credit crisis, as they had a brutal multiplying effect on the magnitude of the carnage. As a bad asset was written down, oftentimes there were derivative contracts written against it that resulted in total losses 10x greater than the initial write-down.

    But what exactly are derivatives? How do they work?

    And have we learned to treat these "weapons of mass financial destruction" (as Warren Buffet colorfully coined them) any more carefully in the aftermath of the global financial crisis?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 24

    by Davos

    Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:41 PM

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    • Trust Yourself & Believe (An Amazing TED Video)
    • Corruption: Reverse-Insurance?! (FDIC)
    • Officials May Soon Ask Banks To Bail Out The Government
    • Derivatives Could Cause Another Meltdown: Mobius (Video on page)
    • Income for the Masses Not Keeping Up… For 40 Years (Chart on page)
    • Mark Faber Part 1 Video (H/T iDoctor)
    • Mark Faber Part 2 Video
    • Mark Faber Part 3 Video
    • Shocker: Most Traffic Growth To UK News Sites Is Coming From U.S.

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