This is a review of
Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present by Jeff Madrick
“The Age of Greed is a fascinating and deeply disturbing tale of hypocrisy, corruption, and insatiable greed. But more than that, it’s a much-needed reminder of just how we got into the mess we’re in—a reminder that is greatly needed when we are still being told that greed is good.”
How the Greek Communist Party Plans to Solve the Crisis http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/KKE:_Interview_with_the_Greek_Communist_Party?dpl_id=183053
Interview with Isabella Margen of the Greek Communist Party, May 13, 2011 http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/KKE:_Interview_with_the_Greek_Communist_Party?dpl_id=183053
Which countries match the GDP and population of India’s states and territories?
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Infosys Technologies, the giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States, is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India.
The New Yorker: A Dirty Business – New York City’s top prosecutor takes on Wall Street Crime
India ranks among the five most dangerous countries for women.
via Saraswathi Menon
A televangelist who uses private jets and a teetotaller who wants TV banned are leading the growing backlash against corruption
‘Don’t make my mistake. Don’t do what I did. Don’t wait until a new war has started…Don’t wait until thousands more have died, before you go to the press and to Congress to tell the truth with documents that reveal lies or crimes or internal projections of costs and dangers.
‘Don’t wait 40 years for it to be declassified, or seven years as I did for you or someone else to leak it.’
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Four Palestinians and two Israelis used cameras provided by the Guardian and B’Tselem human rights organisation to record video diaries about their lives and experiences in East Jerusalem
via Uday Krishnakumar
“To appease public anger over the disaster, the government has vowed to hold Tokyo Electric fully liable for the compensation claims that are likely to roll in from farmers, fishermen and others whose livelihoods have been disrupted in the crisis.
A government plan drawn up last month places no limit on the company’s liabilities, even though Japanese law would allow for such a cap following natural disasters. But the plan, which must still be approved by a divided Parliament, also calls for a fund that would use taxpayer money to help Tokyo Electric compensate victims and continue to provide Tokyo with power, while avoiding insolvency. Under the plan, the company will eventually pay back the fund in full.
The problem, analysts say, is that it is virtually impossible to know how large those claims could eventually be — and whether the government would have the means and commitment to cover them.”
Of interest to those who have followed the nuclear liability issue in India. If this is true for Japan, what will happen in a similar situation in India?