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  • Security

  • Finance

    • The European Stabilization Mechanism, Or How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe

      By December 2011, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, former vice president of Goldman Sachs Europe, was able to approve a 500 billion Euro bailout for European banks without asking anyone’s permission. And in January 2012, a permanent rescue funding program called the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) was passed in the dead of night with barely even a mention in the press. The ESM imposes an open-ended debt on EU member governments, putting taxpayers on the hook for whatever the ESM’s Eurocrat overseers demand.

      The bankers’ coup has triumphed in Europe seemingly without a fight. The ESM is cheered by Eurozone governments, their creditors, and “the market” alike, because it means investors will keep buying sovereign debt. All is sacrificed to the demands of the creditors, because where else can the money be had to float the crippling debts of the Eurozone governments?

  • Privacy

    • Privacy Advocates vs. The Government: Why CISPA Will Become Law

      Have you heard about CISPA? It’s the acronym for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

      CISPA is being likened to the now-moribund SOPA and PIPA bills smothered by Congress after widespread public opposition.

      However, only opponents see similarities. Advocates see it as completely different.

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