Jerri-Lynn Scofield

How Wall Street Fraudsters Plunder Public Finances, And 5 Ways to Fight Back

Editor's note: This article is part of an ongoing AlterNet series, "The Age of Fraud," edited by Lynn Stuart Parramore.

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10 Tax Dodges That Help the Rich Get Richer

Have you read about the billionaire who pays a lower income tax rate than his secretary and gives advice for how much income tax other people ought to pay? You might want to ask: “How does he do it? ”

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The Looming Threat That Could Initiate the Next Economic Collapse

Most people now realize big banks aren’t their friends. Only in the fairy tale movie world of It’s a Wonderful Life does banker George Bailey lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors to build a prosperous Bedford Falls.  

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Uncle Sam Needs YOU for a Bailout: 6 Reasons Another Big Banking Crisis Is Coming Our Way

Surprise, surprise! Last week, the Justice Department announced it wasn’t going to prosecute Goldman Sachs or its employees for its shady activities during the mortgage crisis. The same day, Goldman disclosed in a regulatory filing that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had dropped an investigation into a troubled $1.3 billion residential mortgage-backed securities deal launched in 2006.

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