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An irreverent lexicon of terms that paved the way to the subprime mortgage meltdown.
Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?
Corrupt college administrators have sold out students and buried them in a mountain of debt.
Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling would have remained small time crooks were it not for the energy industry deregulation measures they effectively purchased from Bush I and II.
If you're depending on private savings accounts to get you through retirement, get ready for a bitter surprise, thanks to the crooks and incompetents charged with selling and running the funds.
As the Enron trial unfolds, it's depressing that Phil and Wendy Gramm, the company's political enablers, are going unpunished and uncriticized.
There ought to be a law about bribery in America, but there isn't--not a real one. Bribery is so central to our political culture that it's virtually impossible that any politician ensnared in the Abramoff scandal will actually be convicted of the corruption that makes Washington work.
Reading Patrick Fitzgerald's sixty-page indictment of publishing magnate Conrad Black and his associates, one gets the feeling that the next stop for this high-living power-broker will be a prison cell.
The controversy surrounding conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff is
creating headaches for red-state and swing-state Republicans and
opportunities for Democrats to turn a national bribery and
influence-peddling scandal into political paydirt.
Had your fill of spin and flimflam about the
greatness of corporate America? Here's the real truth about money, high finance and low, commerce,
clever tricks, globalism and globaloney.