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Leid Stories—The Clintons’ Legal Troubles Keep Growing, As Are Efforts to Shield Them from Probes and Prosecution—07.12.17

Charles Ortel is back with us today to report his latest forensic findings on The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation—which he calls “the largest unprosecuted fraud in U.S. history.” The former Wall Street banker, who blew the whistle on major U.S. corporations engaging in massive stock fraud during the 2007-2008 crash, has set his sights fully on charity fraud, now …

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Trends This Week – War and wealth – 07.05.17

The US continues to flex its muscles and show off its weaponry in the Middle East, causing the possibility of all out war to become much more real. Meanwhile, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer as the wealth gap in the US continues to widen. The rich are also becoming more entitled, as proven by Governor …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 06.13.17

Not sure what you want this to be titled… perhaps per his recent articles Dr. Michael Hudson is one of our nation’s finest and most important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. Dr. Paul Craig Robert’s recently called him “the world’s best economist.” He is currently the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and was the Chief …

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Leid Stories—Is A Crash Coming? Take A Look, It’s Already Here!—05.30.17

We’ve been so distracted by the high-wire acts in the bizarre circus of American politics the past few years, we pay little or no attention to the huge elephant in the ring. A massive economic crash is coming, and in many ways it’s already here. Financial research expert and former banker Charles Ortel, who proved that several major U.S. corporations …

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It’s Our Money – Dirty Deals! – 04.19.17

“Dirty Deals” is the name of a definitive report about Wall Street’s interactions and financing contracts with cities, counties and states nationwide. It’s a gloves-off look at the many ways public entities are forced to acquiesce to abusive usury in their private-bank-capital borrowing practices for public projects and how we can take effective steps to reverse them. Saqib Bhatti, co-director of Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE), discusses why these core financing issues are driving governments around the country to consider public banking and in-house financing mechanisms, and why some of them don’t want to.

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Fearless Parent – Free Speech Controversy at US Elite Universities – 04.12.17

Free speech is the right to articulate one’s opinion without fear of retaliation or censorship or societal sanction. The First Amendment of the US Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging freedom of speech.” Universities have traditionally been a place where burgeoning, radical, heated ideas are first expressed and take hold. Student activism has given rise to important political, economic, and …

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Leid Stories—Bill Clinton and Foundation Still ‘Saving Lives’—03.23.17

He’s back, Bill Clinton, still selling the myth that his all-but-defunct, corruption-riddled Clinton Foundation saved the lives of millions of HIV/AIDS sufferers around the world through the foundation’s HIV/AIDS program. The former president is one of three “well-deserving” luminaries being lauded tonight at a Manhattan gala commemorating the Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ 35th anniversary. The Clinton Foundation, the GMHC says …

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Yves Smith – More on the Economic Hardship of Young Adults

In the US, the cost of the aftermath of the crisis has fallen heavily on young people, mainly due to bad policy responses to the crisis that we’ve described at length as it was happening: the failure to restructure bad loans (particularly mortgages) and impose costs on banks and investors, not just homeowners; the refusal to engage in enough fiscal …