Wall Street, Banks, Politics

videos uploaded by The Young Turks:

  • Wall Street Wins Again – Fraud Totally Unchecked, 4.37 min, 24 February 2013 (first on Activist Post: Eric Schneiderman was tasked with getting tough on mortgage fraud and investigating and prosecuting fraudulent Wall Street activity that led to both the creation of the housing bubble and its collapse. Did he? Absolutely not …);  
  • Wall Street Setting Up Financial Armageddon, 6.14 min, 19 Feb 2013: A crucial change in the way financial derivatives are packaged and sold on Wall Street is enabling traders to bypass new regulations aimed at limiting reckless speculation, enhancing the prospect of another derivatives crisis, warn some market participants …;

videos uploaded by townsquare:

  • Breaking up the Banks with Robert Reich, 3.02 min, 14 Feb 2013: Too big to fail? We all know that term was a misnomer when applied to big banks. Robert Reich explains why it’s so important to break up the biggest banks, which have grown exponentially over the past few years. This idea of breaking up the banks isn’t new, and is supported by Federal Reserve Governor Dan Tarullo, Former Citigroup CEO Sanford Weil, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. It’s clear we can’t afford another TARP bailout;
  • Oscars Special – Politics, Race, & Controversy, 45.25 min, 18 Feb 2013: The Academy Awards are coming up, but since we’re The Young Turks, we won’t be talking about movies in a typical way in our Oscars special. There are a lot of controversies in film right now. First, we’ll be talking about Django Unchained- did the movie make light of slavery and excessively use the n-word? Or was the message all the more powerful because of how it was delivered? …;

Links:

China: Consensus reached on Central China Economic Belt, on english Xinhuanet, Feb 23, 2013;

Abortion Rights: Access and Barriers, on Socialist Project, Feb 9, 2013;

Dark horse: Russia considering European beef ban over meat scandal, on Russia Today RT, Feb 22, 2013.

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