legalized bribery

Did You Hear the One About the Bankers? (NY Times)

Our Congress today is a forum for legalized bribery. One consumer group using information from calculates that the financial services industry, including real estate, spent $2.3 billion on federal campaign contributions from 1990 to 2010, which was more than the health care, energy, defense, agriculture and transportation industries combined.

Right Here All Over

Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution

I’ve yet to make it down to Zuccotti Park, and I’m not crazy about some of the tactics the protesters have used over the past sixteen days, but it’s beginning to feel important, and it isn’t going to end anytime soon.