15 December 2009

Rolling Stone/Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall Street

“There’s no other way to say it: Barack Obama, a once-in-a-generation political talent whose graceful conquest of America’s racial dragons en route to the White House inspired the entire world, has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.”

After being elected, Obama basically gave everyone from his “change” campaign dead end jobs. All the important posts went to insiders from the same financial giants, that through “bailout” laws now have been granted free money every time and no matter how badly they fuck up themselves and the system.

If you’re not easily tricked into reading longer articles, have a look at the video summary. Taibbi‘s recent writing is highly recommended reading, his style is very readable and entertaining but maintains a striking contrast to the usual correct, bullshit-plagued financial and political reporting.

[via:No Agenda]

21 August 2009

Movie trailer: Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” (720p)

According to Wikipedia, the film centers on the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration, and the stimulus and bailout package. IMDb link, official site, Apple trailers. The US theater release date is set to October 2.

[via:Dvorak]

24 July 2009

One Trillion Dollars Visualized

Watch in HD.

[via:Charris]

2 December 2008

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 bailout compared in pie chart with other large goverment projects (The Marshall Plan, The Louisiana Purchase, The US Moonshot, The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, The Korean War, The New Deal, The Occupation of Iraq, The Vietnam War, NASA's all time budget)

2008 US bailout compared to other large government projects

From Voltage Blog, based on a Boing Boing article.

See also: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, The Marshall Plan, The Louisiana Purchase, The US Moonshot, The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, The Korean War, The New Deal, The Occupation of Iraq, The Vietnam War, NASA.

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