New articles in Corruption/Executive branches: no-guilt fines and settlements

Paul Buchheit on our declining society. “There exists a common theme amidst these signs of societal decay: The super-rich keep taking from the middle class as the middle class becomes a massive lower class. Yet the myth persists that we should all look up with admiration at the “self-made” takers who are ripping our society apart.” read

New articles in Corruption/Executive branches: no-guilt fines and settlements

Jared Heller: Loophone in BP settlement may allow write-off as “company expense.”

Matt Taibbi’s “The Divide” rev. by Katie Moore. Sections “vacillate between two different worlds: the first is one of impunity, where crimes take place on a massive scale and no one is held responsible; the other realm is inhabited with minor crimes, or in some cases, no crime at all, yet people are investigated, abused or prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law (and sometimes beyond the law).” read

JPMorgan fine for robo-signing. read