Category Archives: Banana republic

Ninth Circuit Orders EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

Ninth Circuit orders EPA to implement a long overdue ban of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to developmental delays in children and nervous system damage to people and animals exposed. Court previously had to order Obama EPA in 2015 to act on the issue; it’s unclear whether this decision will survive appeal.

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Bill Black: Pre-Crisis “4506-T Studies” Showed Massive Fraud in Liar’s Loans; Fed Ignored Warning, DoJ Refused to Target Implicated Banksters

Yet another proof that the authorities were given evidence of widespread mortgage fraud before the crisis and chose to do nothing about it.

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Emoluments Decision: No Way Back Machine

Recent district court decision allowing an emoluments clause case to proceed is not the way-back machine Resiters seek. The most serious legal consequences Trump faces are limited to his ownership interest in his DC signature hotel. The political consequences could be more serious– but hinge on whether Democrats capture the House in November.

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Taxcast: A Firewall to Protect EU Citizens from the Big Four Accountancy Firms and the Tax Avoidance Lobby

In the Tax Justice Network’s July 2018 Taxcast, Vickie Cann and John Christensen examine a proposal for a firewall to protect EU citizens from the Big Four accountancy firms and the tax avoidance lobby, as well as look at a new report from the Corporate Europe Observatory.

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Argentina 20 Years On: Has the IMF Really Changed Its Ways?

The IMF is back in Argentina. The fund pretends that it’s moved away from borrower-punitive programs, but the evidence says otherwise.

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