Tag Archives: Ponzi

The state of journalism today

The folks at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center just issued a new report entitled, State of the News Media 2010, and, as you might guess, based on the fact that I’m writing about it here, it doesn’t paint a very rosy picture… Here’s a clip: …The numbers for 2009 reveal just how urgent these questions […]

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Who else should be going to prison with Bernie Madoff?

In case you missed the segment on 60 Minutes a few days ago, I wanted to pass along this interview with the men overseeing the investigation into where Bernie Madoff hid his money, and who else might have known what he was up to. WARNING: Watching this will make you want to punch Madoff’s douche […]

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I’m watching video right now of Bill Moyers interviewing William K. Black, the senior regulator who investigated the 1980’s Savings and Loan scandal, on what we’re seeing now on Wall Street. Black, the former Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention, now teaches Law and Economics at the University of Missouri, in Kansas City. Here’s […]

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