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"Flip That House" Fraud was Widespread

By Michael Braga, Chris Davis & Matthew Doig
Staff Writers

Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 1:00 a.m. 
Last Modified: Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 6:40 p.m. 

Fraudulent property flipping ran rampant during this decade's housing boom, with $10 billion in suspicious deals in Florida alone, a Herald-Tribune investigation has found.

Texas Straight Talk: Fed Independence or Fed Secrecy?

From Representative Ron Paul

Last week I was very pleased that hearings were held on the independence of the Federal Reserve system. My bill HR 1207, known as the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, was discussed at length, as well as the general question of whether or not the Federal Reserve should continue to operate independently.

The Creative Destruction of G8 Economics

 13th July 09 - by Steve Keen, of the West Sydney University Australia   Adbusters 

The most important thing that the global financial crisis has done for economic theory is to show that neoclassical economics is not only wrong – it’s dangerous. 

The 110 year-old clue: Thorstein Veblen and the Wall Street/GM Bailouts by techno

Thu May 28, 2009 at 11:50:33 AM PDT

on why the USA auto industry bailout is so different from the bailout of Wall Street.

In Search of Cooperative Management by Tadit Anderson May 15th 2009

  Often “mangement” in cooperatives has been a liability relative to the ability of a business to produce wealth on a sustainable basis and relative to its effect on its community. Even so, these difficulties do not really distinguish the management of cooperatives from management perpetrated elsewhere. Personalizing the faults of prior management after the fact does not address why management with in name only prior experience was accepted at the time and doesn't do anything toward changing the concept of management within cooperatives.

“The Reproduction of the Culture of Cooperation” by Tadit Anderson May 1st 2009

If establishing cooperatives was as simple as posting the Rochdale Principles and applying them as a recipe, then building successful cooperatives would be easy. What made the Rochdale Pioneer Cooperative model noteable both in its time and now, is that it sustained itself financially and culturally for more than a few years. The history of cooperatives is littered with the wreckage of cooperatives that failed as sustainable businesses or as cooperative cultures, or both.

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