The Wall Street Issue
For a long time, my wife and her friends referred to me as the Peacock. An inferior man who tries to seduce a woman by speaking about his hardships: "to fan out." As in, to open his feathers. Show off his tail.
A look at how we use to use money and how we use it today.
The Goldman Sachs alum, was once what Wall Street calls a "big swinging dick." But two years after going to authorities with what he claims to be one of the largest heists in Wall Street history, he was practically blackballed.
A look back at how British banking institutions were taken over by their Wall Street counterparts and the hardworking, hard-gambling culture of global finance as we know it took shape.
A brief history of violence against Wall Street and its accomplices.
The Mafia has always profited from economic crisis. Recessions fill up the mob's coffers and boost its social standing. In fact crime is one of the few sectors of the economy that thrive in moments of financial decline.
David Glasheen lost everything on the stock market, but he still loves it.
Whether you know it or not, your 401(k) is likely being devoured by marketing fees, investment-management fees, administrative fees, and broker commissions—along with trading fees that pass on to you every time a mutual fund buys or sells a security.
Today, foreign policy is enacted through corporations. Tasks that once would have been the sole province of the CIA or the military are routinely contracted out to firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.