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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes - Bloomberg View
+ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8372648 + "The Fed is supposed to monitor big banks. But one new hire was so alarmed by what she witnessed that she secretly recorded conversations between bankers and regulators. This American Life and ProPublica offer an unprecedented look at one of our most powerful, secretive institutions this weekend." http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/26/inside-new-york-fed-secret-recordings-culture-clash/
GoldmanSachs  Goldman  Sachs  NY  Fed  Fed  NYFed  GFC  regulators  regulation 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Bloomberg To Appeal Halt Of "Arbitrary And Capricious" Decision, Will Fight Valiantly To Curb New York Obesity | Zero Hedge
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-11/judge-halts-bloombergs-sugar-drink-ban-calls-it-illegal We believe @nycHealthy has the legal authority and responsibility to tackle causes of the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year. >> in the end it is a public health concern. as is smoking. - it drives up hospital bills - which drives up taxation >> liberalism yes, but not to the extent that it financially harms others too.
liberty  USA  J  S  Mill  NY  public  health  policy  western  lifestyle  obesity  epidemic  Michael  Bloomberg  liberalism  public  health 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
It's Global Warming, Stupid - Businessweek
Rising temperatures. Oceans heating up, more moisture in air. More energy for storms and hurricanes and general extreme weather events like torrential rain, blizzards, and prolonged droughts.

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the nature of the thought of the problems is, that not just one making change, making sacrifice etc - is making an impacts - it is when everyone is doing it.
but game theory, capitalism, short-term thinking, nature of our culture is preventing us from doing the long-term good ... just look at the current sovereign debt crisis, pension obligations, public health crisis or obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. just look at the destruction of the planet, of the environment, deforestation, pollution, toxic rain, ...

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we need to address the issue, need to start pay for it now, because the damage will be beyond repair.

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after sandy, public transport came to a standstill; you have to question - where are the cycling lanes???
nyc  NY  culture  shock  culture  carbon  tax  economics  philosophy  economic-thought  game  theory  society  rising  sea  levels  environment  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  CO2  extreme  weather  climatechange  climate  science  globalwarming  Hurricane  Sandy 
november 2012 by asterisk2a

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