The North Carolina Coalition Against Corporate Power has put out the call for Americans upset at the practices of Bank of America to mount a protest during its annual shareholders meeting, culminating in Charlotte NC on May 9:
Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing [...]
Earlier today, The Green Man highlighted legislation to protect the Georges Bank off the coast of New England from oil exploitation that would cause ecological disruption and damage one of the nation’s most vital fisheries. I’d like to suggest that the struggle over the Georges Bank is a struggle within economics. When we think about [...]
Over the past year, I have three times received an out-of-state check for more than $5,000. Yes, very lucky of me, I know! Sadly, it’s not typical for my monthly income, but those little blips upward have been nice. Ish.
I have to add that “ish” because on those occasions when my monthly income check [...]
In this advertisement Wachovia actually promised to help “restore your financial reputation”. [...]
How desirable was the bailout bill that was voted down in Congress yesterday? Set that question aside for the moment and recall John McCain’s stunt last week of “suspending” his campaign and declaring he just didn’t have time to debate his opponent, because he had to dash to Washington to save the nation, heal our [...]
Can someone help me understand this?
If the whole goal of this $700 Billion bailout is to forestall the failure of big lenders, which
* wouldn’t be a problem for the deposits of any but the most ultrawealthy, since those deposits are already federally insured, * but would dry up sources of lending, which “Main [...]
In March of this year, Adam Davidson of NPR reported on the use of bank surveillance orders to snoop in on the details of your personal financial transactions without so much as the warrant:
Banks monitor even the most mundane transactions…. Banks monitor every transaction. Every one, no matter how small…. “Your transaction is being [...]