CalPERS has been doing everything it can to keep new board member Margaret Brown from seeing recent closed session transcripts, including cooking up completely bogus, secret charges against her.
NYU Professor Scott Galloway says Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have gotten so big they are crushing American entrepreneurship and need to be split up. Source: CNN Professor Galloway: Break up Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google on CNN’s Smerconish Source: CNN The post Galloway: Break up Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google appeared first on The Big Picture.
A series of awfully convenient outages in Manhattan on Verizon's DSL service raise the question of whether Verizon is gaming its just-inked settlement.
Interview with Adam Winkler about his book, We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights. The consequences of this victory skew US politics to benefit corporations at the expense of the public good.
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week axed the fiduciary rule-- which the Trump Labor Department had delayed implementing. Now what? It’s over to the SEC.
The SEC did Elizabeth Holmes a monster favor with its pathetic settlement over her "massive" Theranos fraud.
CalPERS plans to take a big step backwards in terms of governance and credibility via getting rid of transcription of board meetings, when the cost is a pittance compared to the benefits.
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Trump's trade threats against China make steel and aluminum tariffs look like a game.
The Wild West of cryptocurrencies just got a little less fun.
This week, we sit down with writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday who is the former director of marketing for now bankrupted and controversial manufacturer American Apparel. He is the author of six books, including “The Daily Stoic” and most recently “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue.” Holiday was covering the Hulk… Read More The post MIB: Ryan Holiday’s Sex Tape Escapades appeared first on The Big Picture.
A review of some of the permitted counter-moves under WTO rules if Trump imposes tariffs.
Is it the beginning of the end for “Investor-State Dispute Settlement” clauses that have undermined democracies, and specifically, labor and environmental protection?
race yourselves! Why a "crash out" Brexit is now the most likely outcome.
Saline bags are a new example of medical industrial complex rent extraction that also put patients at risk.
Monopolies Alone Don’t Explain Why Stocks Soar There are many reasons share prices can outpace U.S. economic growth. Bloomberg, February 23, 2018 Is America becoming a nation of price-fixing, monopolistic rent extractors? That is the question raised recently in a working paper by a trio of researchers at Brown University. This question is also working its way… Read More The post Nation of Rentiers? appeared first on The Big Picture.
The Trump Administration has been withholding documents in the ongoing suit against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Yet another Groundhog Day in Brexit land...
Treasury released an ideologically-driven proposal to change Dodd Frank's resolution authority.
click for interactive graphic Source: The Upshot Fascinating: The consensus of the experts was that any effective strategy should include funding for four major areas: treatment, harm reduction, and both demand- and supply-focused solutions. The answer above is an average, as our panelists disagreed about the best way to divide up the money they… Read More The post Here’s $100 Billion: Solve the Opioid Crisis appeared first on The Big Picture.