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Are you as enraged as I am that many of the top Wall Street millionaires and billionaires continue to commit fraud with America's money and are never charged as criminals? Instead of prosecution, they are rewarded with a place on Forbes Richest People list.
That's why I have written several recent commentaries on the injustice of hundreds of thousands of people going to jail for smoking marijuana, while others stay free while defrauding the public of billions of dollars on behalf of their firms. This coverage is an example of how Truthout and BuzzFlash, seven days a week, keep a disciplined focus on issues that transcend the latest political campaign soundbites.
You won't hear much in campaign coverage about how Wall Street kingpins and corporate CEOs are breaking the law and getting away with it, with only fines to be paid out of their profits. In fact, as I have pointed out, we don't know of any case (although they must exist, right?) of any large Wall Street firm or corporation where fines have exceeded the profit made by engaging in what is normally known as stealing or fraud.
In short, on Wall Street and in many of our corporate boardrooms, crime does pay - both in net revenue and in not going to jail.
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