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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend. 255 more words

Government

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

By Ellen Brown
December 21, 2014
Global Research, December 20, 2014
Web of Debt Blog

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. 1,559 more words

USA

Advocating For Change I: Corporate Money

This comment by M.M.J. Gregory is one I’ve been sitting on for a while, and there was a lot of stuff I wanted to write about it. 1,002 more words

Thought Experiment

Economics - #8, General Conversation

On Saturday after the Thanksgiving day (of 2014) Professor Tinkerlist hosted a dinner for the gathered company at his home.  (For introductory information on Prakash, Toofan and Milton please read РFamily Dynamics #4 on this blog.) 2,868 more words

Philosophical

Financial firms and lobbyists are back with their old tricks - Dodd Frank Act

It was only last year that I, as final year student, was writing a paper on how the reforms on the financial sector, in the long term, would help create stable growth. 321 more words

Budget Bill

Brooksley Born's Derivatives Warning Was Ignored - Again.

Posted on December 16, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

While Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 1996-1999, Brooksley Born warned Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Securities Exchange Commission Chair Arthur Leavitt, and the United States Congress¬†about the massive potential risks to the nation’s financial system from the unregulated over the counter derivatives market. 1,116 more words

Earth Matters

Whistling in the Dark: The Potential Benefits of Withdrawing Anti-Retaliation Protection from Foreign Whistleblowers

When the US Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it provided the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with two powerful tools to encourage whistleblowers to report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other federal securities laws. 767 more words

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