Category Archives: CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY

CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: Former AIG CEO Tries to Sue the Government for the Bailout it Received

A couple days ago, Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of AIG who resigned in 2011, announced his plans to try to convince the company’s board to sue the government.  It’s not that AIG didn’t desperately need the bailout to survive … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: Why I Hate Mitt Romney

I’m always worried the rich think I resent them.  I’m surrounded by rich people, and I don’t resent them for the most part, or at least not for being rich.  But now we know that rich people resent poor people … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: Plagiarism by Prominent Authors on Apparent Rise

The movie Shattered Glass tells the story of the young TNR reporter Stephen Glass who, eager to impress his superiors, fabricated parts of stories and sometimes entire stories.  He was discovered by his editor, and his life since has been a Sisyphean … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: Protests in Russia Reflect Sea Change

Since I live in a country where all that matters is the bottom line, and that’s all that does matter in Amurika, it was refreshing to learn that the protest movement in Russia, currently demonstrating against the Putin regime and … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: US State Department Program Teaches Foreign Exchange Students to Hate America

‘Tis the season to stage a protest!  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the latest and most high profile protest, and historians are already calling it “monumental” and “transformational.”  But at the end of August, another protest was also happening, in … Continue reading

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