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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:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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