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This article is cross-posted from Naked Capitalism

There is so much crookedeness among our elites that it’s hard to know, absent more systematic study, whether Harvard is playing a leading role in this decline.

However, the glaring gap between Harvard president Drew Faust’s talk on ethics and her recent actions has stuck with me and I’ve concluded it merits discussion. (more…)

Posted on: March 5th, 2012 | Comments (33)

Max Blumenthal Responds To Sleaze Campaign Waged By Atlantic Monthly's Ex-Detention Camp Guard Jeffrey Goldberg...And Why The Atlantic Monthly's Sleaze Reminds Us Of Putin's Russia...

The Atlantic Monthly’s former Israeli Detention Camp guard, Cpl. Jeffrey Goldberg, today posted a sleaze-hit on Blumenthal’s article. Since there are no facts in the story that can be called into question, the way they’re going after Blumenthal is by getting one of the sources to deny her quotes (or sort of deny, it’s hard to even tell now)…

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 | Comments (16)

Malcolm Gladwell, Paid Booster for Bank of America... A Step Up From His Big Tobacco Shilling?

This just in: Bank of America announced today that it had hired star New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell to frontline in its cross-country banking propaganda tour. According to the press release, BofA’s Bankapalooza rolled through Los Angeles, Dallas and D.C.,…

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 | Comments (6)

Obama Picks Larry Summers' Favorite Tennis Partner As His New Economic Chief

Great news about Obama’s new pick to head the CEA, Alan Krueger, the so-called “labor economist.” Yeah, he labors all right: He labors hard to be Larry Summers’ tennis partner. And believe you me, being Larry Summers’ tennis partner is like…

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 | Comments (27)

CNBC Scams America Again

This story first appeared in TheNation.com The headline that topped the Drudge Report Tuesday morning had frightening news for its millions of readers: yet another credit ratings agency downgraded America’s debt, this time to “C”—at or near “junk” status in…

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 | Comments (25)

Dude, Where's My Mortgage? How a Corrupt Outfit Called MERS Is Destroying Our System of Property Rights

This article was first published by AlterNet *** “For the first time in the nation’s history, there is no longer an authoritative, public record of who owns land in each county.” — University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson There…

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 | Comments (27)

Did Goldman Sachs Manipulate Journalists and Stock Price On Same Day As Senate Testimony?

A reader brought to my attention a new rumor going around about the strange behavior of Goldman Sachs’s stock price. On April 27, the day Blankfein was dragged before Congress to testify about fraud, Goldman’s stock rose–even though every other…

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 | Comments (19)

Fraudonomics: 10 Fun Fraud Facts

A version of this article first appeared in The New York Press Ever since I got kicked out of Russia and forced back home, I’ve been collecting all kinds of news articles about fraud, in a document file titled “America…

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 | Comments (23)

Senator Feinstein Teams Up With Billionaire Farmers And Corporate Raiders To Mount Hostile Takeover of California's Water

California’s Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein showed Californians who she really serves this past Thursday, when news emerged that she was trying to ram through a massive transfer of precious water out of the hands of millions of state residents, and into the private pockets of a clique of billionaire corporate farmers…

Posted on: February 13th, 2010 | Comments (14)

MONKEYSHINES IN MONKEY COUNTY: Why Europeans Despise American Lawyers

My Uncle Louie always referred to Montgomery County, Maryland as “Monkey County”. I never knew why. Now that I am an attorney, I do. I’ve learned the hard way that there are too many smirking chimps in Monkey County’s legal system. In…

Posted on: January 19th, 2010 | Comments (17)