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I've been away for a while working on a couple of book projects and trying to figure out how I might survive over the next few years as I grow older, broker and ever less employable. I've been ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 631 comments on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 09:05 AM PST with 739 Recommends
(photo credit: Insider Monkey ) From The Guardian (UK): HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 146 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 01:47 PM PST with 276 Recommends
Why do we put up with it? That's the question I posed in a previous diary , in which I tried to place America'...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 225 comments on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 08:26 PM PDT with 172 Recommends
A few weeks ago, the folks at the site NerdWallet decided to analyze just how stark the inequality at major fast food and retail chains is. They calculated the ratio of CEO hourly compensation to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 268 comments on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 04:58 PM PST with 154 Recommends
Finally, a sane, bold country emerges from the paranoiac ethos, seemingly unafraid of the blowback sure to come from the the U.S. government, and a few of their EU neighbors, in the coming days ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 158 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 10:36 PM PDT with 114 Recommends
On January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act went fully into effect. But for all of the furious fighting over the law these past five years, Obamacare was always an evolutionary reform grafted onto ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 64 comments on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 11:15 AM PST with 113 Recommends
I have long been a critic of the Swiss banking system. The world has basically turned a blind eye to a huge graft system. Money was loaned from the international banks,the IMF, or the World Bank at 8%
by dopper0189
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM PDT with 84 Recommends
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 82 comments on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 04:35 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
Editor's note: At the request of readers, this diary has been updated and republished from earlier today. Thank you for your support. Written by an American expat living in the E.U. The alpine ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 74 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 09:47 AM PST with 61 Recommends
I had not heard about this at all before, so this post is heavily borrowed from the BBC article in question discussing the closure and winding down of operations of Wegelin & Co, a Swiss Bank ...
by auron renouille
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:38 PM PST with 57 Recommends
More news from the American Geophysical Union meeting. Two new studies show that Swiss glaciers are 1) shrinking and 2) shrinking ...
by JohnnyRook
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 01:43 PM PST with 52 Recommends
Hmm, I wonder if this was one of the international studies on the medicinal value of cannabis that CNN host and world famous ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat Aug 10, 2013 at 07:25 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
That's why the residents of Switzerland, a country in the heart of Europe which has opted out of the European Union and chosen to continue issuing its own currency, have signed sufficient petitions ...
by hannah
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:04 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
Good morning, all. I just returned from playing annoying American in Europe, lugging a grossly over-packed suitcase through train stations ...
by cardinal
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 06:03 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
Have you noticed the new trend among regressives regarding healthcare? Having lied for decades that America has the "best healthcare system" in the world, they have now begun a new lie - that the ...
by Whirlaway
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 08:23 AM PST with 41 Recommends
Al Gore has been quite busy this past week. Many have been asking for him and wondering what he's been doing, so I thought I would share some of what I have learned. The week started out with two ...
by Linda in SFNM
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 01:46 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Now that the beloved daughter has started university (Go DUCKS!), I am reclaiming my desk that was formerly heaped with high school homework, dishes, etc. and the usual teenage accoutrements, and I'...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
On June 25, the world's largest solar ship, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar (http://www.planetsolar.org), was docked in Boston and hosted a symposium on water and climate change, "From the Alps to the ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 03:33 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
One of the things I like poking around the BBC web site is the amazing little stories they come up with all the time. Yes, they do a thorough job covering the standard 'news' news, but they ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:24 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Man Oh Man, rfall, and JML9999. ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 08:58 PM PDT with 31 Recommends