Posts Categorized: Financial System

Chapter 6: "New Civics. Feasting on the Commons"

The Occupy Finance Book – Chapter 6: “New Civics. Feasting on the Commons”

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Interview by Oriana P. Roerkraeyer TS: My name is Tom Sgouros, I’m from Rhode Island and I contributed to the chapter called “the feasting on the public commons” about the financialization and the privatization of public goods and about predatory public finance. OPR: What has Wall Street done to our municipal governments? TS: Well, they’ve […]

Chapter 5. 
"The Dirty Dozen Legal Outrages"

The Occupy Finance Book – Chapter 5: “The Dirty Dozen Legal Outrages”

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NL: My name is Nicholas Levis, I am a writer and a translator.I’ve studied sociology and I have been very interested in the sociology of the financial sector, especially insofar as it caused the biggest economic crash since the Great Depression. OPR: What do you mean by the sociology of the financial sector? NL: Well, […]

A Little History to Explain a Lot of Tragedy
(a short history of the principal legislative failures that caused the crisis and make another one likely)

The Occupy Finance Book-Chapter 4: “A Little History to Explain a Lot of Tragedy”

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Interview with Nicholas Levis by Oriana P. Roerkraeyer NL: My name is Nicholas Levis, I’m a writer and a researcher. I did not write chapter 4, it was written by financial lawyers who would prefer not to be on camera today. I have read it, I know the issues and I will be summarizing what’s […]

"How banks create money...and keep it"

THE OCCUPY FINANCE BOOK – CHAPTER 3:”How banks create money…and keep it”

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Interview with Tamir Rosenblum
 by Oriana P. Roerkraeyer TR: My name is Tamir Rosenblum and I am one of the contributing writers to the Occupy Finance book. I helped with the outlining and had a substantial role in writing chapter three, which is sort of about the running of the banking system and how money […]