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Bill Black: The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One (Part 1/9)

Bill Black traces the history of modern American financial fraud starting in this episode with the S&L Banking scandal.

Revealed: Big Pharma’s Plot to Derail US Covid-19 Vaccine Waiver

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 15/05/2021 - 7:33pm in

Confidential documents expose the pharmaceutical lobby's attempts to recruit lawmakers for anti-TRIPS vaccine waiver effort.

Book Review: A Ground-Level Look at America’s Health Care System

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

In “The Hospital,” Brian Alexander chronicles the struggle to provide adequate health care in small-town America during Covid.

CalPERS Long Term Care Program Bleeds Policyholders Dry via 10X Higher Premiums, Gross Mismanagement, Bad Faith Dealing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 8:51pm in

CalPERS continued to abuse its long-term care policy holders, via contract-defying rate increases vastly higher than other insurers.

Sputtering About Crypto and the US Pipeline Ransomware Attack

You can hear the silence about the role of crypto in the Colonial Pipeline and a growing spate of ransom demands.

I Spent a Year and a Half at a ‘No-Excuses’ Charter School – This Is What I Saw

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 13/05/2021 - 8:53pm in

A tally of the limittions of the strict "no excuses" charter school format that bizarrely skips over their intent to weed out students.

UK Company Law and Tax Enforcement Is So Bad It’s Almost as if the Government Wanted to Encourage Tax Abuse

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

UK tax scamming goes mass, abusing the contact and trace program to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds.

Homeless Reflect on Life in a New York City Hotel Room, One Year Later

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 5:27pm in

Covid housing for the homeless has been beneficial not just for public health but for many of the individuals in the program.

Goodbye, Climate Deniers. Hello, Climate Bullshitters

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/05/2021 - 3:09pm in

Climate messaging has changed, but the willingness to take adequate measures has not.

From Rodney King to George Floyd, How Video Evidence Can Be Differently Interpreted in Courts

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

Video evidence can be read very differently, depending on the assumed or actual context. How can courts prevent misuse?