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Morning Joe : How Wall Street Won

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 13th, 2013 9:27 AM |

Lehman Brothers failed on September 15, 2008.

We are now two days away from the 5 year anniversary of that fateful day and the unfolding of a string of events that continue to ripple across our global economy and markets.

As with the anniversaries of most cataclysmic events, we can now expect an ongoing stream of dialogue as to what led to the crisis and how things have played out since then.

The folks at Morning Joe had a brief 7-minute discussion recently with Time magazine editor Radhika Jones on this topic and these questions. They definitely hit upon some of the key issues but they do not use the one key word to define what really happened both pre and post crisis. What is that word? Let’s take a listen first to what they have to say: (more…)

Governments Lose Trust as Corruption Soars

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 9th, 2013 9:59 AM |

There is not much that shocks me these days. There is even less that causes me to raise my eyebrows.

Well, this morning I raised my eyebrows in reading a commentary that hits directly upon a theme known all too well by readers of my blog: a lack of transparency in government generating a whole lot of corruption and subsequently a pervasive lack of trust. Let’s navigate as CNNMoney provides “eyebrow rising” info.

Have you recently paid a bribe to a local politician, judge or police officer?

If so, you’re not alone. More than one in four people around the world have paid a bribe in the past year, according to a global survey conducted by Transparency International.¬† (more…)






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