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Barry Ritholtz speaking to Canadian TV on his feelings about S&P, Moody's, and Fitch: I stated my long held views about them: That they were a prime enabler of the credit crisis; that ...
by Curt Matlock
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 08:08 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
John Boehner has delayed today's scheduled vote on his controversial Cap, Cut, and Balance bill, due to lack of support from Teaparty Republicans. Senator Majority leader Harry Reid says it doesn't ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 03:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
democracy yes, plutocracy no democracy yes, plutocracy no democracy yes, plutocracy no democracy yes, plutocracy ...
by kravitz
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 09:57 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I'm sorry for the short diary but what I want to say is not an involved idea. It's really quite simple. Here's how we can end this debt limit debate and leave the republican court jesters on their ...
by Double 00
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 05:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The rating agencies S&P and Moody's have been threatening to downgrade US government bond ratings because of "runaway" debt , at least since 2010. And they issued threats again last week amid the ...
by Funkygal
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 10:57 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
This from Naomi klein's excellent book "Shock Doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism". h/t to Dave Johnson at Campaign for America's Future , for the text from Klein's book (so I didn't have ...
by Funkygal
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 08:31 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Moody's is one of those nefarious capitalist banking creations that allows the thieves to ...
by scorpiorising
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 08:47 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/13/us-usa-ratings-moodys-idUSTRE76C6PT20110713 (Reuters) - The United States may lose its top-notch credit rating in the next few weeks if ...
by MTmofo
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 02:23 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Every day, there is a new joke about the economy--though, the joke is a cruel one on most normal people and unfortunately, the transcribers of the news (nee "journalists") don't get the jokes ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 09:44 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Tucked away in the soft underbelly of the economic dragon is $540 billion in debt undisclosed by China's National Audit Office. The country's ...
by The Anomaly
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 08:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
This is so absurd it made be burst out laughing in the midst of a sip of coffee this morning--and fittingly the coffee splashed over the idiotic front-page article in The New York Times (yes, i ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Krugman rarely disappoints, and his op-ed in Friday’s NY Times, “[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/opinion/03krugman.html The Mistake of 2010],” is no exception. In it we learn that–at a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 279 comments on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 11:01 PM PDT with 254 Recommends
(Author's Note: In December I posted a piece on Moody's threat to downgrade the US's Rating in ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I’m going to comment on the President’s budget speech in a minute, but first I want to highlight something happening on Capitol Hill today that really ties together the Republican governing ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Yesterday, as reported in Money News, Moody's made me laugh, with the following ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 08:09 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Billionaire Warren Buffett has an Op Ed in yesterday's New York Times that resets the bar for chutzpah . ...
by David L
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 06:53 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I was wondered what ever happen with the Wall Street "insiders" who were pivotal players in the Scam of the Century -- what their "punishment" was, for all those "AAA" rating on Credit Default ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 09:03 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Remember that important part of Republican dogma, that seems to have replaced John 3:16 as their favorite quote? I think it's Galt 6:66, and it goes something like, "Blessed are the rich, and if ...
by Front Toward Enemy
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
On a technicality. While at the same time they bray how awful those agencies were. Back room deal, anyone?
by dov12348
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 05:23 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Many progressives have had good reason to be glad for the solid presence of Warren Buffett through the years. He was one of the few prominent businessmen who prophetically lobbied against the Bush ...
by enthusiast
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 10:24 PM PDT with 3 Recommends