Category Archives: Ridiculously obvious scams

Bill Black: New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries to Make Hank Paulson a Hero

As part of reviewing Obama’s legacy, Bill Black eviscerates how Sorkin’s book tried to exhonorate Hank Paulson for his crisis performance.

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CalPERS Tries to Hide Its Dirty Laundry, Threatens Most Effective Board Member: “Quit or Else”

CalPERS has managed to descend to a new low. Its strategy of trying to sweep fundamental problems under the rug has reached the point that the rug is not just lumpy but also starting to move. The latest shocker (and it is shocking) is that the board has launched a plan to strip JJ Jelincic, […]

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The Obama Administration Bails Out Private Equity Landlords at the Expense of the Middle Class: Government Guarantees for Rental Securitization

So how much did Blackstone promise to give to the Obama library for this huge grift, um, parting gift? As regular readers may recall, private equity firms piled into buying foreclosed single family homes on the belief that if the government (in this case, Fannie and Freddie) was selling, they wanted to be buying. And […]

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