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Letter to Editorial Board of The New York Times: “Real Cause Is Regulatory Capture/Corruption”

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 30th, 2014 9:56 AM |

I sent a copy of this letter to the members of the Editorial Board of The New York Times this morning. 

To the Editorial Board of The New York Times

Re: Sunday Editorial, The Dark Pool Iceberg: Lawsuit Against Barclays Shows Need for More Scrutiny

Dear Mr. Rosenthal, et al,

I was pleased to read your editorial in this past Sunday’s New York Times regarding the recent lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Barclays for engaging in a ‘pernicious fraud’ within its equity division and specifically in the operation of its dark pool.

The allegations made by AG Schneiderman are supported by information provided by whistleblowers who had previously worked at Barclays. The outrage by investors and the public should be justifiably long and loud. The erosion of trust and confidence in Wall Street broadly speaking will continue to undermine our economy. We all suffer in the process. (more…)

The IRS Scandal: “That’s a Lie”

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 14th, 2014 9:36 AM |

Saturday morning in America.

Should be a great day and a beautiful weekend with plenty of sports activity to captivate fans and fathers in the crowd. In the process of making the most of the weekend, though, let’s not lose sight of the fact that our nation remains under assault both from without and within.

As a father, I am very concerned for the future of this country. While I am concerned about the threat of terrorism and our fiscal condition among many other issues, my greatest concern actually centers on the lack of moral fiber and true leadership that are integral to the ongoing degradation of the rule of law in America.

Why so concerned — er, actually pissed off — on a beautiful Saturday morning? I am insulted, and hope you are as well, that we are forced to swallow such a line of horse$&it that e-mails within the IRS were lost because a computer crashed. This crock might only be compared to the junior high excuse that my dog ate my homework. (more…)

Sense on Cents Index of Cronyism and Corruption

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 13th, 2014 9:22 AM |

Those engaged in cronyism and corruption much prefer to operate under a cover of darkness. When transgressions due occur, those caught in the web of such practices typically like to pay a fine and quickly move on.

Given the preponderance of these practices in our current economy, I think it is a good idea that, rather than addressing cases on an individual basis, we compile an index of those involved. In doing so, we can then reflect back on them and gain a fuller appreciation for how widespread and destructive this cronyism and corruption is within our nation.

With no further adieu, I kick off the Sense on Cents Index of Cronyism and Corruption:

VA Scandal: Uncle Sam Wants Names of VA Whistleblowers; POGO Protects Identities: (June 16, 2014)

The IRS Scandal: “That’s a Lie; (June 14, 2014)

Today’s FT highlights (June 12, 2014):  “Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix the price of some of the biggest ever leveraged buyouts.  (more…)

Taking Stock on Bloomberg: Expose the Corruption

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 26th, 2014 6:54 AM |

I thank Bill Cohan, Carol Massar, and those at Bloomberg for having me on the show Taking Stock yesterday afternoon to address my take on the recent guilty verdict handed down in the Madoff employees case, corruption within the financial-political-regulatory system, and recent developments within the executive offices at JP Morgan.

Those who have read my book In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy will understand exactly what I mean when I say in this 5-minute interview that we need to “expose the corruption.”

For those who have not yet read the book — I hope you will — but would like to know more specifically what I am referring to when I make the statement that we need to “expose the corruption,” I am speaking of the following all of which is voluminously detailed in the book: (more…)

Rolling Stone Interview: Bill Gates Is Clueless on US Government Corruption

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 16th, 2014 6:33 AM |

Bill Gates did not become one of the wealthiest individuals in the world by accident. Gates is a visionary, exceedingly charitable, and clearly ‘scary smart’.

All this said, Gates is neither perfect nor infallible. In fact, on some of the most critically important topics of the day, I think he is downright clueless. Let’s navigate.

I thank the readers who shared a recent interview Gates had with Rolling Stone in which there was the following ‘must read’ brief exchange:  (more…)

Richard Bowen: The Corruption Extends to the Highest Levels of Government

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 23rd, 2013 10:02 AM |

I thank the many devoted readers of Sense on Cents who made sure I was aware of a riveting, must-read article in yesterday’s New York Times written by Bill Cohan, a Wall Street-Washington critic without peer.

Cohan writes of the travails of Richard Bowen, former whistleblower at Citigroup, who ran headlong into the fortress manned by Robert Rubin and friends. Bowen was a Citi employee who blew the whistle regarding the preponderance of defective mortgages running through the Citi pipeline.

He brought the knowledge of this activity to the highest perch within the bank including the attention of Robert Rubin. How was he treated? With what most would define as ‘the silent treatment.’ Once silenced, he was then subsequently shown the door.

While Bowen was pushed out of Citigroup back in 2009, he has not been silenced since then.  (more…)

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