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Leid Stories—Not Enough Said About This Calamitous Week. Say Your Piece on “Free Your Mind Friday!—09.23.16

It’s been a week from hell–a concatenation of catastrophies, it seemed. With your help, we can wade through the thick fog of misinformation, disinformation and no information about what really matters. Free your mind—and ours, too—by sharing your thoughts about the week’s major issues and news events. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and your turn at the …

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Ian Welsh – The Wells Fargo Scandal Was By Design

Some years ago I worked for a mid-sized financial multinational.  Towards the end of my tenure my employer merged with another company, and the senior executives in my department were replaced with Americans.  (It was the smallest department in the division, and they felt they should give the Americans something.) There had been some… dubious… practices before, stuff that skirted …