Tim Leissner, Goldman's Banker

Another Goldman Sachs’ Financial Con, will it be held accountable this time? Meanwhile Goldman Stock is Plunging

We are going to see whether Goldman Sachs, the world’s most politically-connected investment bank – the former employer of dozens of senior civil servants, from US treasury secretaries to the governors of the Bank of England and the European Central Bank can evade this financial fraud allegation once again. 
The answer will tell whether there has been reform in the banking and financial industry since a decade of financial crash, which I doubt very much. Meanwhile its stock is plunging, drastically underperforming compared to the market.

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France

Outright Robbery of the People by Big Company : Bezos’ Amazon Extortion

Amazon’s HQ2 spectacle, featuring civic leaders across the country happily debasing themselves—personally, politically, and economically— in a futile quest to attract the beneficence of Jeff Bezos, is just the most extreme example of a corporate con job that goes on all the time. Big companies can force cities and states to compete in a zero-sum game of offering them tax breaks and other incentives in order to locate or relocate facilities.
All of this is nothing but a transfer of wealth from public to private coffers. To companies, this is just free money. Billions of dollars from heaven.
By banning this insulting robbery of the public till outright, business will continue building, and investing, and locating, and relocating. They do all those things in order to make more money. Companies create jobs because they need work done in order to make money. They are not charitable activities. They do not need a bribe. They are playing on the desperation of desperate places in order to rip us all off. That should not be legal.

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