Unbelievably Bad Form

Banks as Flak Catchers for Major Corporations

Tom Wolfe’s book Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers is about  PR and Spokespersons  who seemingly can turn any criticism to the advantage of their client. But “flak catcher” had a second nuanced meaning – those who bore the brunt of public scorn diverting attention away from client and upon themselves. As well, attention …

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Historic Financial Penalty = Feds Cave Again

I dread reading the following headlines in the NYTimes or the Wall Street Journal – Gargantuan Fines Imposed on Wall Street Institution or Record Breaking Damages Inflicted on Bank. It might as well read =>  Hugest Biggest Historically Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious Compensatory Damages Imposed on Piteous Bank because of course it means the opposite. The Federal Government …

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How To Ruin Your Brand: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacking Event

Samsung Galaxy S4 – announcement at NYC Radio City Music Hall The GOP has done it, the major Banks, and now Samsung with its Galaxy S4 announcement – all have  tarnished if not badly their Brands. And done so almost in a blink of an eye given the months and years of assiduous work it …

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Jennifer Rubin Makes A Righteous Fool of Herself

Almost as if on cue, Jennifer Rubin makes a righteous fool of herself in an Opinion Piece at the Washington Post about the Aurora Massacre Shootings. It is the same old. same old “Gun Controls would not work” which is  music to  NRA ears  and a GOP which has gone draconian on any regulation. No …

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Hey USA You’re In NRA’s Killer Lottery

“Good morning, shooters. Happy Friday! Weekend Plans?” was the tweet posted on the NRA’s American Rifleman account this morning 7 hours after the horrific mass killings in Aurora Colorado. But  NRAman could  have just as easily tweeted“Hey USA, you are in the NRA Power Bang Killer Lottery whether you like it or not”.  Quickly after …

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Moral Vacuum: Jerry Sandusky and the LIBOR Scandal

What possible connection can one make with convicted child molester, Penn State Assistant Football coach Jerry Sandusky, and the LIBOR interest rates set in London by a select list of 18 banks lead by Barclays Bank? Another bit of trash journalism  or is there a possible connection? Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester This last week, the …

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LIBOR = Continuing Corruption in Banking and Finance and Governance

When you think of the English, Justice and “Doing the Right Thing” they are almost synonymous. One has to think that near-failure of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Northern Rock during the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis was just  an anomaly. Just a whiff of  the Wall Street Flu. The British run Wimbledon, the Olympics and …

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