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Stephen Colbert on HSBC
January 17th, 2013
Satirist Stephen Colbert dismantled HSBC on his show last night. He criticizes both HSBC for helping to launder tremendous amounts of drug money, helping to finance murder, and the U.S. government for treating them as "Too Big to Jail." Below are two videos: the first shows Colbert directly addressing HSBC, and the second is an interview with Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi on the scandal.
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My 2012 Financial Transparency Person Of The Year Picks, Part II
December 6th, 2012
Last week I wrote about a post, inspired by TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, about who I would pick for a “Transparency Person of the Year.” Keeping with TIME’s definition, this would be someone who influenced the news, for better or worse, on issues related to financial transparency. I got so many great suggestions for additions to the list that I’m following up this week. Without further ado, here’s some (additional) picks: SHELDON ADELSON The billionaire casino mogul has dominated headlines this year. He made TIME Magazine’s nominations for “what critics cast as trying to buy the election,” through...
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