Other News: How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets?

   How Much Are the NSA and CIA Front Running Markets? naked capitalism* A 2008 paper by Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu (hat tip MS) found evidence that the CIA and/or members of the Executive branch either disclosed or acted on information about top-secret authorizations of coups. Stocks …

Irresponsible Skepticism: Lessons Learned From the Climate Disinformation Campaign

Hat tip to our colleague, Paul H. Ray Irresponsible Skepticism: Lessons Learned From the Climate Disinformation Campaign By DONALD A BROWN on February 17, 2012 10:15 PM | 4 Comments | 0 TrackBacks I. Introduction. This is the fourth and last entry in a series that has examined the climate …

Ethical Analysis of Disinformation Campaign’s Tactics: (1) Think Tanks, (2) PR Campaigns, (3) Astroturf Groups, and (4) Cyber-Bullying Attacks.

Hat tip to our colleague, Paul H. Ray Ethical Analysis of Disinformation Campaign’s Tactics: (1) Think Tanks, (2) PR Campaigns, (3) Astroturf Groups, and (4) Cyber-Bullying Attacks. By DONALD A BROWN on February 10, 2012 2:30 PM | 9 Comments | 0 TrackBacks I. Introduction. This is the third post …

Ethical Analysis of Disinformation Campaign’s Tactics: (1) Reckless Disregard for the Truth, (2) Focusing On Unknowns While Ignoring Knowns, (3) Specious Claims of “Bad” Science, and (4) Front Groups.

Hat tip to our colleague, Paul H. Ray Ethical Analysis of Disinformation Campaign’s Tactics: (1) Reckless Disregard for the Truth, (2) Focusing On Unknowns While Ignoring Knowns, (3) Specious Claims of “Bad” Science, and (4) Front Groups. By DONALD A BROWN on January 21, 2012 1:32 PM I. Introduction. This …

Ethical Analysis of the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign: Introduction to A Series.

Hat tip to our colleague, Paul H. Ray Ethical Analysis of the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign: Introduction to A Series. By DONALD A BROWN on January 3, 2012 3:03 PM | 7 Comments | 0 TrackBacks I. Introduction to The Series: Over the next few weeks, ClimateEthics will take a …

John O’Brien: Mortgage Settlement Fails to Address Banking Criminal Enterprise

Hat tip to Yves Smith! John O’Brien: Mortgage Settlement Fails to Address Banking Criminal Enterprise Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:09 AM PST Yves here. The release by San Francisco county assessor-recorder Phil Ting of a study of document irregularities in foreclosures has put a spotlight on the failure of Federal …

Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story

Hat tip to our colleague Paul H. Ray! The population of Iceland did not bail out their rapacious banks and financial pirates and lo and behold, Iceland is back on track — in contrast to Greece whose leaders have capitulated. There is a lesson in here, both for the Greeks …

Poll Finds Americans, Especially Independents, Overwhelmingly Oppose Subsidies to Fossil Fuels

Hat tip to Paul H.Ray! Poll Finds Americans, Especially Independents, Overwhelmingly Oppose Subsidies to Fossil Fuels AmericanProgress.org: 15 Feb 2012 07:56 AM PST Americans Desperately Want an Oil Change by Daniel J. Weiss As part of the FY 2013 budget released on February 13, President Obama proposed to eliminate $40 …

Occupy the SEC’s Comment Letter Objects to Excuses for Watering Down Volcker Rule (#OWS)

Hat tip to Yves Smith! Occupy the SEC’s Comment Letter Objects to Excuses for Watering Down Volcker Rule (#OWS) Posted: 13 Feb 2012 10:13 PM PST Yves here. No one should be surprised that Bloomberg is reporting today that Goldman is aggressively lobbying for a Volcker Rule waiver for its …