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Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

Ellen Brown The Unz Review
No private, unelected entity should have the power over the economy that BlackRock has, without a legally enforceable fiduciary duty to wield it in the public interest.

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Finance and Power: A Portrait of The City of London

Geofrey Ingham New Left Review
The City of London, Britain's financial equivalent of Wall Street, is--like its American co-equal --virtually unrivaled given its capacity to develop a business largely on the basis of using the new post-war world currency, the U.S. dollar, and its corresponding wasting away of British industry.

The Bitcoin Hoax

Robert Kuttner Huffington Post
We should hardly be surprised that Bitcoin is on a wild speculative ride—that’s the essence of privatized credit creation.

GE’s Switch

Stephen Maher Jacobin
Jeff Immelt’s resignation as CEO of General Electric shows that we cannot think of industry as finance’s opponent.
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