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Entries by Raymond J. Learsy from 10/2009

"Spiritual America": Censorship at Yale, and Now London?

| Posted 10.05.2009 | Media

Ominously, officers of the London Police forced the withdrawal of a naked image of actress Brooke Shields, aged 10, from the newly opened "Pop Life" exhibition at the Tate Modern.

Citigroup Returns to Banking by Divesting Its Oil Trading Arm

| Posted 10.12.2009 | Business

It is scandalous that those in government vested with the responsibility of financial oversight have permitted a culture of "heads they win, tails we lose" to take hold and to grow into a financial Frankenstein.

Goldman Turns Into a Financial Frankenstein While the Fed Snoozes Away

| Posted 10.17.2009 | Business

Goldman was not assisted by the government to become a voracious and even heftier investment bank. Rather, one can presume that the government's assistance was to prevent systemic failure.

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and the Tolling of the Bell For America's Meritocracy

| Posted 10.22.2009 | Business

American capitalism has now become rotten to the core. Gone is the American capitalist impulse's unique sense of fair play and adherence to a level playing field, accessible to all.

Is There a Change In the Weather at Goldman Sachs?

| Posted 10.26.2009 | Business

A news item appeared this week that at least seems to offer reasonable hope that Goldman is beginning to use its good fortune to help remedy the foundering fortunes of Main Street America.