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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

A brutal shake up at the ABC, we're buying nor backing the argument for corporate tax cuts, and more pain on its way for the big banks.

Breaking up the banks is a terrible solution

Breaking up the banks is a terrible solution

"Breaking up the banks" takes us backward; it uses the powers of the state to try and create a Jurassic Park of big beasts, freezing capitalist development at a certain stage, which is taken to be the natural order.

APRA’s capital move may put a lid on house prices

APRA’s capital move may put a lid on house prices

APRA has responded to the Murray Inquiry's call for higher residential mortgage capital requirements for banks, which may have flow-on effects through the economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

What crisis? How the ‘purveyors of crisis porn’ pervert our economy

What crisis? How the ‘purveyors of crisis porn’ pervert our economy

There's no economic crisis, despite what the doomsters insist. Instead, we have a series of eminently soluble problems, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Capitalist culture: a Venn diagram

Capitalist culture: a Venn diagram

People hate rate rises, people hate banks, people hate politicians, banks love money, people love money...W H Chong presents a Venn diagram to help us make sense of the relationship between the public, our politicians and our big banks.

The big bank investigation cheat sheet

The big bank investigation cheat sheet

Which big American banks aren't being investigated for fraud these days? ProPublica has put together a crib note guide to which banks are under scrutiny, by whom, and for what.

How the big banks silenced their whistleblowers

How the big banks silenced their whistleblowers

An excellent investigation finds investigators at some of America's biggest banks and lenders uncovered damning evidence of fraud and corruption in the mortgage industry -- but the organisations either ignored them, harassed them, or fired them. And read part two here.

Super: why it’s better to be an employee than a customer of a bank

Super: why it’s better to be an employee than a customer of a bank

APRA's superannuation league tables are out again, revealing the sea of red ink caused by the GFC. All the biggest funds turned in dire results, but the in-house bank employee funds fared better. Why?

Obama’s big bank plan won’t do squat

Obama’s big bank plan won’t do squat

Obama's new restrictions on banks are a great idea, says Henry Blodget -- except Lehman, Bear Stearns, Goldman, Morgan, et al. weren't "banks".