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Financial Crisis Tracker



Updated 10/02/2011



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Where do you start to educate yourself and others on how Big Corporations are enjoying privileges you're not?
Here are some websites you will want to visit.  What you learn may make you want to take a more active role in curbing the power of Big Biz and Big $, to bring real democracy back to the USA!
Articles on wealth disparity, CEO salaries, and much more, and Senior Fellow Nomi Prins' website, also offer powerful and fresh reporting on the state of America's economic divide
Up-to-date reporting of corporate shenanigans
Alternative thought regarding our economy
You'll always learn something new from visiting Jim Hightower's site
The Center for Media and Democracy investigates and counters corporate, industry and government spin
The Center for Responsive Politics is a nonprofit research group tracking $ in federal politics and its effect on elections & public policy
The website of Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization in Washington, DC
The Center for Public Integrity produces original investigative journalism to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.
Three great alternative news sites that act as a corrective to what you're currently getting through the mainstream media

Check out the websites of the following three organizations, also.  They're doing excellent work to undo "messes" created by Big Business / Irresponsible Corporatized Government:
Physicians for a National Health Program is a group you should definitely support.  The "mess" they're trying to correct is the recent Orwellian-named Healthcare Reform Bill.  Their argument for a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan that would cover all Americans is far more intelligent, persuasive and humane.
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is a caring organization that certainly has it's work cut out for them in the months - and years(!) - ahead.  Visit their website and adopt a bird.
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, sign the motion of this coalition to guarantee that human beings -- not corporations -- are persons that have constitutional rights, and firmly establish that money -- as in political donations -- is not speech.

Important Articles
2010 - present

Big Oil Transgressions

5 Reasons Natural Gas Won't be an Environmental and Economic Savior
article by Tara Lohan, found on

Health Crisis Rocks the Gulf in Aftermath of Spill, But Feds and BP Turn a Blind Eye
report by Brad Jacobson, found on

BP Plans New Deep Water Drilling in Gulf
report by Daily Mail Reporter, found on

Naomi Klein: Hunting the Ocean for BP's Missing Millions of Gallons of Oil
reported at, found on

Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help
report by Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, found on

Social Insecurity

Public Employee Unions Don't Get One Penny from Taxpayers and Can't Require Membership, But the Big Lie That They Do Is Everywhere
report by Joshua Holland, found on

Watch Out for Pseudo-Liberals Joining the Elites' Attack on Social Security
report by L. Randall Wray, New Deal 2.0, found on

Now There's Even a 'Progressive' Plan to Gut Social Security
report by Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, found on

10 Signs That Our Nation is Becoming Poorer
report by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse, found on

Flaws Can Cancel Life Insurance - After Death
report by Lisa Girion and Sandra Poindexter, Los Angeles Times, found on

Important Articles 2010 - present

Wealth Disparity/Bank (& Corporation) Pranks

On-call shifts: The latest corporate shame
Commentary by Jim Hightower, found on

Economists' Statement on Regulation
Video by, found on

Apple, Google, Microsoft Sitting on 58 Billion in Overseas Profits, Blackmailing Us to Avoid Taxes
report by Les Leopold, found on

No Excuses -- Join the Occupy Wall St. Movement or Stand on the Wrong Side of History
article by Chris Hedges, from Truthdig, found on

The Drought Is Over (At Least for C.E.O.'s)
special report on executive pay by Daniel Costello, found on

The Pay at the Top (Executive Compensation)
report source Equilar, found on

Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Assault on Social Spending, Pro-Rich Tax Cuts Turning U.S. into Nation "Of the 1 Percent, by the 1 Percent, for the 1 Percent"
interview found on

9 Things the Rich Don't Want You to Know About Taxes
report by David Cay Johnston, found at

"Imagination at Work", Or Figuring Out How to Pay No Taxes on Obscene Profits
report by Abby Zimet, found on

The Ruinous Fiscal Impact of Big Banks
opinion piece by Simon Johnson, found at

JP Morgan Makes Big Bucks from Food Stamp Growth, Then Hires Workers in India with Our Tax Dollars
report by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse, found on

Wall Street Desperately Trying to Kill Law that Could Curb Obscene CEO Pay
report by Sam Pizzigati, Blog for Our Future, found on

Obama's Economic Report Card: A+ for Helping the Wealthy -- Failing the Rest of Us
opinion piece by Nomi Prins, Truthdig, found on

Are We Going to Let the Biggest Financial Fraudsters Keep Their Money and Avoid Jail Time?
opinion piece by Bill Black, NewDeal 2.0, found on

Senator Bernie Sanders: Obama's Tax Deal is a Moral Outrage
statement found on

Matt Taibbi: Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners
report found on

Obama's Greatest Betrayal: Selling Out to the Super Rich and What It Means for the Rest of Us
report by Michael Hudson, CounterPunch, found on 

Of Bubbles and Bailouts

report by Mary Bottari,  
director of the Real Economy Project of the Center for Media and Democracy,  found on

Companies Using Piles of Cash To Buy Back Stock, Not Generate Jobs
report by Jia Lynn Yang, Washington Post, found on

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution of Wealth': Study
article by William Alder, Huffington Post, found on

Healthcare Deform

Unions break ranks on ObamaCare
article by Kevin Bogardus, found on

Real Danger of "Obamacare": Insurance Company Takeover of Health Care
report by Nomi Prins, found on

How We Can Kick-Start the Economy, Save Lives, Give Working People a Raise and Turn a Deficit into a Surplus
report by Joshua Holland, found on 

The Insurers' Real Agenda for Change
report by Wendell Potter, Center for Public Integrity, found on

Wendell Potter on "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans"
found on

Non-Citizens United

White House for Sale
Database tracking campaign bundlers, found on

5 Ways You Can Fight 'Citizens United' and Reclaim Our Democracy
opinion piece by Annie Leonard and Allison Cook, YES! Magazine, found on 

Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight is On
article by Doug Pibel, found at

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