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Expose at Pennsylvania’s Biggest Public Pension Fund Reveals Lavish Private Equity Travel, But Misses How It Serves as a Bribe

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 7:29pm in

Pennsylvania pension fund PSERS is under the hot lights for pricey travel. And its explanations only confirm its capture by private equity.

Michael Hudson Asks Our Readers: If Democracy Winds Up Creating Financial Dominance, What Do We Call China?

Michael Hudson seeks reader input on what to call modern governments not run by traditional nobles or financial interests.

Trump Remains at the Heart of the Republican Party

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

Don’t be deceived by the absence of tweets - Trump remains at the heart of Republican politics and fundraising efforts.

FTC, Where Art Thou?: Appliance Manufacturers Routinely Invalidate Warranties if Customers Use Third-Party Repair Services

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 8:50pm in

Appliance manufacturers say their waranties are voided if consumers use third-party repair servces, despite contrary FTC guidelines.

Stock Buybacks Stand in the Way of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 6:55pm in

Hedge fund managers are pushing U.S. firms to play Wall Street games instead of investing in technologies of the future.

Mitch McConnell to U.S. Business: Stay Out of Politics – But Keep Those Contributions Coming

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells U.S. business: stay out of politics, but keep those campaign contributions coming.

FBI Investigating Reporting Fraud at $62 Billion Pennsylvania Public Pension Fund, PSERS; Returns Allegedly Falsified to Avoid Increased Worker Contributions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 4:56pm in

A major public pension fund, PSERS, looks to have been cooking its books, to the degree that the FBI is asking difficult questions.

Martin Luther King’s America Redux: “The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 2:44pm in

Liz Theoharis commemorates the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech.

Twitter and YouTube Manipulation in Trial of Derek Chauvin for the Death of George Floyd?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 12:55am in

Are our tech overlords trying to put their fingers on the coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial?

A Covid Tragedy: “Wholesale Discrediting of Our Health Science Institutions”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 9:50pm in

How science, or perhaps more accurately, "Trust the science," is dangerously being treated as just another political chip.