Citing Orwell, judge blocks ‘positively dystopian’ censorship law backed by DeSantis Jake Johnson Common Dreams November 17, 2022 The federal judge lambasted Florida officials’ argument that “professors enjoy ‘academic freedom’ so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the state approves.”Continue reading
Review: Uncommon Wealth by Kojo Koram Leah Cowan Red Pepper September 11, 2022
A book that cuts through tabloid headlines to examine the material legacy of colonialism: extreme wealth for an elite few; poverty for the rest.
Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler: A Marine hero who saw himself as a ‘racketeer for capitalism’ Reviewed by Eric Rauchway Washington Post January 21, 2022
(Certainly governments, corporations and other organizations do take actions to reduce harm or otherwise improve the lives of the people. This is often, even typically, the result of political action by citizens. This post gives examples.)
Deutsche Bank whistleblower gets $200 Million bounty for tip on Libor misconduct Mengqi Sun and Dave Michaels Wall Street Journal October 21, 2021
The payout is the largest ever by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Federal judge files recusal notices in 138 cases after WSJ queries Coulter Jones, Joe Palazzolo and James V. Grimaldi Wall Street Journal November 2, 2021
Rodney Gilstrap initially argued he didn’t violate financial-conflicts law