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Forget the Dodd bill. Read about and listen to Richard Duncan, who several years ago predicted the collapse of the housing bubble. Now he wants to break up the big banks and turn them into utilities. Duncan, author of the new book, “The Corruption of Capitalism: A strategy to rebalance the global economy and restore sustainable growth,” says the U.S. does not have a capitalist economy, but a “statist” economy.
Also watch CNBC’s analysts, who have been wrong about everything since the beginning of time and were relentless cheerleaders for the stock market and housing bubbles, cover for the banks. Pathetic.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Commentary — November 17, 2015, 6:41 pm
The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.
Years ago, I lived in Montana, a land of purple sunsets, clear streams, and snowflakes the size of silver dollars drifting through the cold air. There were no speed limits and you could legally drive drunk. My small apartment in Missoula had little privacy. In order to write, I rented an off-season fishing cabin on Rock Creek, a one-room place with a bed and a bureau. I lacked the budget for a desk. My idea was to remove a sliding door from a closet in my apartment and place it over a couple of hastily cobbled-together sawhorses.
Annual premium on a $6,000 life insurance policy for a champion German shepherd:
Astronomers discovered a pulsar called a superbubble, which spins 716 times per second.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari told reporters that his wife “belonged to” his kitchen.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”