Billionaires Invest Millions in Arctic Seed Bank

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GLOBAL RESEARCH– One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into … Read More

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

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May 2008 VANITY FAIR– Gary Rinehart clearly remembers the summer day in 2002 when the stranger walked in and issued his threat. Rinehart was behind the counter of the Square Deal, his “old-time country store,” as he calls it, on the fading town square of Eagleville, Missouri, a tiny farm community 100 miles north of Kansas City. The Square Deal … Read More

Health Insurance Companies Already Taking Advantage

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HUFFINGTON POST– The insurance industry’s attempt to weasel out of one of the few provisions of the new health care reform law that took effect immediately is a harbinger of what’s to come. But far from being satisfied with a windfall of new customers and massive government subsidies, the nation’s insurance companies appear to already be busy devising ways to … Read More

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2008

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DISSIDENT VOICE- What a year for corporate criminality and malfeasance! As the Multinational Monitor compiled its annual list of the 10 Worst Corporations, it would have been easy to restrict the 2008 awardees to Wall Street firms. But the rest of the corporate sector was not on good behavior during 2008 either, and didn’t deserve to escape justified scrutiny. So, … Read More

The Fed Cannot Account for $9 Trillion

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(Video Below) MONEYNEWS- The Federal Reserve apparently can’t account for $9 trillion in off-balance sheet transactions. When Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) asked Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman of the Federal Reserve some very basic questions about where the trillions of dollars that have come from the Fed’s expanded balance sheet, the IG didn’t know. Worse, nobody at the Fed seems to … Read More

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