How Experts Enable Corruption: The Role of Conflicted Lawyers at CalPERS and Other Public Pension Funds

As Trump is about to be sworn in, the press and pundits are agog about his and his fellow Cabinet members’ deep and extensive conflicts of interest, and how dangerous they is for democracy.1 But the hue and cry about conflicts of interest is late in coming. They’ve been tolerated more and more over time […]

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Six: Latest Data Confirms Bleak P&L Performance While Stephen Levitt Makes Indefensible Consumer Welfare Claims

More on Uber's questionable prospects and the dubious defenses offered by boosters, in this case, "Freakonomics" professor Stephen Levitt.

Bill Black: White Collar Crime Will Have a Field Day Under Trump

In this Real News Network segment, Bill Black describes why elite banksters will have a free hand if Trump gets his appointees through. Although Black focuses here on just departed Goldmanite Gary Cohn, the Democrats ought to put up a pitched battle over another Goldman alum, Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee. Mnuchin is unqualified […]

GT Group’s Protean Ian Taylor in the UK: Reuters’ Special Report on 43 Bedford Street, and More

Mail Boxes Etc. declined to name the company formation agent renting mail box 11, citing a policy of client confidentiality. Reuters Special Reports (Tom Bergin), Dec  5th 2016 By Richard Smith Happily for curious readers, this blogger has no such constraints or inhibitions: directly or indirectly, the gentleman in control of the mailbox at Office […]
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