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The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

Never Mind What the Constitution Says, Our Prison System Has Run Amok

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Taxpayers are paying thousands of dollars to send people to prisons when the fines are less than the cost of incarceration. Some counties even brag about the amount of money raised from fines, but they are using false math.

When Is Enforcement Effective?

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

On a January day when freezing temperatures outside did nothing to cool the heated rhetoric of Congress, a group of former regulators gathered on Capi...

Who Cares About the Law -- We Just Want to Make Money, Says Chase

Frank Vogl | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Frank Vogl

Wall Street's trumpets blasted in full force from the top of America's largest bank today to declare: all we care about is making money, even if that means breaking the law at times.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Mea Minima Culpa

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There is no amount of money, fines, settlements or payments that is commensurate with the hardship that the arrogance, unethical and fast dealing behaviors of banks and their leaders have caused.

Corporations and Accountability: Fostering Responsibility at the Top

Terry Newell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Terry Newell

We use a market response -- a fine -- to address a moral wrong. We focus on the corporation rather than the individuals responsible, acting as if we can permissibly separate the wrong from human agency.

NYC Public Advocate Sues City Over Soaring Small Business Fines

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - New York City's public advocate, a Democratic mayoral candidate known for his liberal views, on Thursday sued the city to obtain data to d...

Latvian Trader Allegedly Made Hundreds Of Thousands By Hacking Accounts

AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have filed civil charges against a trader in Latvia whom they accuse of hacking into U.S. customers' online brokerage...

Judge Jed Rakoff -- A Light Unto His Fellow Jurists

Ed Koch | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The ruling of Judge Rakoff has caused consternation on Wall Street.

Circus Slapped With Fine Over Animal-Welfare Violation

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

VIENNA, Va. -- VIENNA, Virginia (AP) – The owner of the Ringling Bros. circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle allegations that it vi...

Children's Families Receive Fine For Operating Illegal Lemon Stand Near U.S. Open

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Even for kids selling lemonade near the US Open golf tournament in Maryland, it's hard to make a buck these days. ...

Denver Drivers Would Rather Pay Fine

KMGH Denver | Tom Burke and John Ferrugia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The CALL7 Investigators uncovered a loophole in car registrations that some Coloradans were exploiting because it was cheaper to pay the tic...

An Open Letter On The Public Option To David Axelrod

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

As a lifelong FDR Democrat, I won't support any health care bill that doesn't have a robust public option. I'd much rather see a bill without one go down to defeat, than have a bill pass without one.

The Scoop on Dog Poop!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Because scooping poop is one of the least glamorous jobs a pet parent must do, it is important to reduce the actual scooping time so you have more time for the, you know, glamorous stuff.