Recall Walker

Governor Scott Walker speaks at Wisconsin State Fair.

It’s the Oligarchy, Stupid!

Al Jazeera segment examining inequality in America.

via Max Keiser

The Foxification of The Wall Street Journal

While the Journal frets about the “uncertainties” due to the glacial pace of financial regulation development, The New York Times asserts that the banks are directly responsible for those delays as they seek to delay to the death.

via Columbia Journalism Review Delaying the Dodd-Frank Rules

And an update via the New York Times: The Journal Becomes Fox-ified



Another tip of the hat to Shepard Fairey

Who will stand up for the corporations?

Here’s some damning evidence of our nation’s emerging status as a corrupt third-world oligarchy:Chart of Corporate and Wage/Salary recovery after last 5 major recessions

Notice the unequal recovery in national income share of corporations vs. wage/salary earners. Also notice how the ratio has changed from a fairly equal recovery in the 70’s and 80’s versus the 21st century recessions. Obviously, corporations are doing very poorly and we need tax cuts and less regulation to help them be more competitive. And let’s not forget to cut benefits and safety nets for those rapacious wage slaves!

via Northeastern University study: “The ‘Jobless and Wageless Recovery’ from the Great Recession of 2007-2009”

New York Stock Exchange

Today, Talking Points Memo revealed they had received a cease and desist letter from the NYSE claiming infringement for use of an image of the trading floor. In honor of this new low of copyright ridiculosity, I’m posting an image of the NYSE trading floor. A lovely photo from Flickr taken by Thomas J. O’Halloran. Enjoy!