The other day a reporter named Natalie Wolcholver from LifesLittleMysteries.com called me out of the blue and asked whether a person could be sued for $1 million dollars for slapping someone. We ended up having an interesting conversation.
Insider dealing at the expense of homeowners and taxpayers continues, and the financial incentives for most types of mortgage-related fraud will be unaffected by the recent $26 billion dollar federal/state foreclosure fraud settlement.
Contesting Jobless Claims Becomes a Boom Industry – New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/us/04talx.html?hp According to the New York Times article, a company called Talx handles more than 30 percent of the nation’s requests for jobless benefits. Talx was acquired three years ago by Equifax, the credit-rating giant, for $1.4 billion. Equifax’s ownership of Talx creates a clear … Read more
Business Week, “The Disposable Worker – Pay is falling, benefits are vanishing, and no one’s job is secure. How companies are making the era of the temp more than temporary” http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/10_03/b4163032935448.htm
For detailed information, read the Rolling Stone article, “Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle – Goldman Sachs and other big banks aren’t just pocketing the trillions we gave them to rescue the economy – they’re re-creating the conditions for another crash” http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/32255149/wall_streets_bailout_hustle/1
Read the New York Times Article: “Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/business/03intern.html?src=me&ref=general
GREAT WEALTH IS: 1. Nearly always an accident of birth; 2. Virtually unobtainable through legal and ethical hard work; 3. Often amassed through crimes and human rights abuses; 4. Protected by “democratic” governments above all else; 5. Tremendously expensive to protect; 6. Protected with tax dollars paid by the rest of society; 7. Least needy … Read more
The New Poor – For-Profit Schools Cashing In on Recession and Federal Aid – NYTimes.com Commercial trade schools are under fire because they are attracting more students and Pell grants. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/business/14schools.html?ref=homepage&src=me&pagewanted=all
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