Posts Tagged ‘Citibank’

The Dangers of Self-Googling

Ah, time flies, whether you’re having fun or not.  I had completely forgotten about the time Zerohedge picked up and ran one of my blog posts, dressed up with some pretty arresting artwork. I’ll try to write something more substantive (and, needless to say, fresh) tomorrow, but in the meantime, maybe you’ll get as big [...]

The Private Sector

Perhaps one of the most loathsome disasters left to us by Dick Cheney (and there are a lot of them) is the elevation of the criminally incompetent Halliburton he once led to the cash-soaked tippy-top of the Military Industrial Complex.   Flush with no-bid contracts even before the bonanza of the Iraq War Cheney so coveted, [...]

Do We, In Fact, Need A Little Christmas?

No, evidently we need a whole hell of a lot.  Way too much, it seems.  Faced with an unprecedentedly insecure and desperate consumer base, America’s retailers stoop ever lower to sell Chinese crap to consumers by turning Christmas into a fatter and less cinematically appealing combination of Survivor and Road Warrior, with predictable results.  Pepper-spraying.  [...]

Job Creation at Work

Well, it seems that Goldman Sachs, whose stock has lost 43% of its value since 2010 and has reported its first-ever quarterly loss, still has its priorities; mainly, stealing from everybody so a few guys can stuff their pockets with millions.  Granted, they did pay a $500 million fine for defrauding investors, lost money in [...]

Book Saloon: high rise, by jerry adler

The process by which large skyscrapers get built, in and of itself, is a fascinating one, even in normal times.  But in an absurdly overheated market, with government “incentives,” overeager banks, and a Johnny-come-lately developer who ends up with an empty building and $200 million vanished, it becomes something else entirely. Part melodrama, part thriller, [...]