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25 Horrifying Images of the "Free" Market at Work
Business  (tags: free market, deregulation, disasters, environment, scandals )

Freya
- 264 days ago - alternet.org
When economists talk about how a market "regulates itself," what they mean is that markets reach an equilibrium between supply and demand.
How Did Airline Fees Get So Outrageous? (VIDEO)
Business  (tags: deregulation, airlines, money, corporate, business, finance, society, consumers )

CarrieSIC
- 358 days ago - digg.com
Airline fees are an unstoppable menace, rising from $2.45 billion in 2008 to a mind-numbing $27 billion in add-ons around the world, according a new report from IdeaWorks Co. Where did they come from? How did they become utterly unavoidable?
Pres. of Mexico Proposes Privatizing Mexico's Oil: The Environmental Consequences
Business  (tags: Mexico, oil industry, privatization, deregulation, environment, consequences )

Brian
- 413 days ago - truth-out.org
This debate over President Enrique Peña Nieto's plan needs to start considering what any reform may mean for the environment and well being of those in places like Minatitlán.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal--So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
Business  (tags: #TransPacificPartnership, #NoTPP, #stopfasttrack, trade agreement, globalization, deregulation, exploitation, #Obama, administration, Congress, bipartisanship, corporate power, #sovereignty, jobs, #flushthetpp )

Brian
- 423 days ago - yesmagazine.org
If the TPP is approved, the United States will lose jobs as even more major companies move their operations overseas.
In Wake of Lac-Magantic Train Inferno, Anger Turns Toward Profit-Hungry 'Rail Empire'
Business  (tags: Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Petroleum, Oil spill, explosion, 20 dead recovered, 30 possible dead/missing, corporate greed/irresponsibility, deregulation, news sources, tragedy, sadness, anger, Montreal Maine & Atlantic RR )

Judy
- 475 days ago - commondreams.org
Families of those still missing told to expect the worst as anger rises against company behind disaster. "It was all about cutting, cutting, cutting. It's just an example of putting company profits ahead of public safety." (former MMA employee)
Goldman Bankers Get Rich Betting on Food Prices as Millions Starve
Business  (tags: Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs bankers, record U.S. drought, betting on comodities, fat bonuses for bankers, global food crisis, deregulation, speculation causes price spikes, hunger crisis 2013, World Develpment Movement, (WDM), Oxfam )

Judy
- 646 days ago - independent.co.uk
"While nearly a billion people go hungry, Goldman Sachs bankers are feeding their own bonuses by betting on the price of food. Financial speculation is fuelling food price spikes and Goldman Sachs is the No 1 culprit."
The Terrible Effects of Business Deregulation
Business  (tags: business, terrible, deregulation, trade )

Elvire
- 980 days ago - business.laws.com
The Enron scandal is blamed, in some part, on the deregulation of business practices, and in particular energy commerce, which was Enron's stock in trade.
Occupy: Finding Freedom in Handcuffs
Business  (tags: Occupy, Occupation, OWS, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street, Corporate Enrons, Human Commodities, Chris Hedges, Truth, Free Market, Slave Market, Deregulation )

Wind
- 1086 days ago - commondreams.org
"This game of accepting the lesser evil enables the steady erosion of justice and corporate plundering. It enables corporations to harvest the nation and finally the global economy, reconfiguring the world into neofeudalism, one of masters and serfs."
BANKSTER....USA
Business  (tags: banks, robbery, foreclosures, Wisconsin, deregulation )

Dandelion
- 1301 days ago - banksterusa.org
Some will rob you with a six-gun; And some with a fountain pen.
Free Enterprise Gone Wild: How We're Getting Screwed in 4 Easy Steps
Business  (tags: Free Enterprise, deregulation, corporate, business, corruption, consumers, americans, abuse, finance, ethics, economy, dishonesty, investments, money, usa, Gulf Oil Spill )

Roseann
- 1621 days ago - alternet.org
Halliburton's failed cementing job likely led to oil blowout in the Gulf -- but there's no mess big enough to take the shine off these tumor-like companies.
BAD BUSINESS: What BP's Oil Mess and Goldman Sachs' Rip-Off Schemes Have in Common
Business  (tags: business, ethics, corruption, economy, DEREGULATION, politics, news, finance, corporate, dishonesty )

Cal
- 1639 days ago - alternet.org
After 30 years of deregulation, it's no wonder everything from oil production to banking is screwed up.
Republican Phil Gramm : The Senator and the Swiss Bank
Business  (tags: Republicans, Former Senator Phil Gramm, Texas Republicans, UBS, Swiss Banking, deregulation, IRS, wealth transfer, offshore bank acocunts, corruption, coverup, John McCain, economy, bank failures, COngress )

Blue
- 2077 days ago - newsweek.com
Did Texas' Phil Gramm help undo UBS? The curtain is being peeled back on the infamous secrecy of Swiss banks. ...revealing names of those whom the authorities suspect of using offshore accounts to evade taxes. The deal could mark the end of Swiss banking
10 Worst Corporations of 2008 : Hall of Infamy of Plunder & Abuses, Social & Political
Business  (tags: 2008, worst corporations, Multinational Monitor, 20th anniversary, responsibility, deregulation, non-enforcement, improper, political influence, Cargill, food profiteers, AIG, Chevron, Constellation Energy, CNPC, fueling, violence, Darfur, Dole )

LucyKalei
- 2162 days ago - alternet.org
20th anniversary of MultinationalMonitor's annual list of yr's Worst Corps is a winner: financial meltdown/economic crisis showed corps left to own devices will destroy themselves & system that nurtures them. Saving life still not good business, either..
Hedge Funds Brace For Investors To Cash Out
Business  (tags: Banks, Finance, Hedge Funds, Personal Finance, Wall Street, Wall Street Crisis, deregulation, Republicans, Bush, McCain, Gramm, Paulson, Greenspan, Bernanke, coverup, corruption, Business News )

Blue
- 2222 days ago - nytimes.com
No one expects a wholesale flight from hedge funds. But even a modest outflow could reverberate through the financial markets. To pay back investors, some funds may be forced to dump investments at a time when the markets are already shaky.
 

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