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Section 1: Public
- Why the Fed Will Always Wimp Out on Goldman (William D. Cohen, Politico) Poor Carmen Segarra. She thought she was dropping the goods on Wall Street, but no one cares. Read the details about secret tapes about the New York Fed manipulations to protect the illicit behavior of Goldman Sachs at GEI News.
Sorry, folks, but this is simply the way the New York Fed was designed to behave. The system of 12 Federal Reserve banks, established about 100 years ago by an act of Congress following secret meetings presided over by J.P. Morgan himself at an island off the coast of Georgia, has always existed for the benefit of the commercial and investment banks that created the system, that own the banks and that control their boards of directors. To think that these banks exist for any other reason than to serve their Wall Street masters is complete folly. It has never been so and it will never be so - as long as the current system remains intact - despite what Segarra captured her bosses talking about on tape, without their knowledge.
- This Is What Eric Holder's Legacy Will Be (Mollie Reilly, Ryan J. Reilly and Shadee Ashtari, Huffington Post) This article specifies 11 legacies. Econintersect suggests that one is a real accomplishment (first-ever cabinet member held in contempt of Congress) but only the last legacy mentioned in the HuffPo article will have a lasting dominant affect on the country: "He failed to hold Wall Street accountable for the financial crisis." This singular failure will be the predominant legacy of the president he served under as well.
- Has Capitalism Reached A Turning Point? (Steve Denning, Forbes) Hat tip to Marvin Clark, GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn. This is a well referenced summary of current discussion about reformation of capitalism. The author compares the issues to those of the Protestant Reformation and suggests that some of the counter currents from that earlier time may have parallels today.
- Recent articles about Scotland:
No vote powers more wind farm investment (Herald Scotland)
Spurred on by Scotland: Catalonian President signs decree for independence referendum (City AM) Hat tip to Ian R. Campbell, GEI Discussion Group, LinkedIn.
- Articles about conflicts elsewhere in the world:
Philippines, US begin military exercises near disputed seas (The Times of India) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni.
Indian frontline warships test waters in South China sea (Hindustani Times) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni.
Vietnam, India to Expand Oil Exploration in Contested South China Sea (The Wall Street Journal) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni.
Chasing Ebola Patients in Liberia (abc News)
US 'underestimated' rise of ISIS, Obama says (Fox News)
Obama Says U.S. Role in Iraq Not ‘America Against ISIL’ (Bloomberg Businessweek)
World Economic Forum convenes with focus on Turkey (Hurriyet Daily News)
Troops prepare for pullback in Ukraine (SBS.com.au News)
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