LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
"Journalists have no standing when it comes to national security issues, They don't know how to weigh the fact of what they're giving out and saying, is it in the nation's interest to divulge this."He then went on to say:
"I think we are going to make headway over the next few weeks on media leaks. I am an optimist. I think if we make the right steps on the media leaks legislation, then cyber legislation will be a lot easier,"It stands to reason that Mr. Alexander's eagerness to get laws on the books to muzzle journalist is related to the latest round of leaks released by Snowden that revealed that the U.S. government has trained teams of internet trolls to disrupt conversations, divide political movements and discredit dissidents in the United States. Of course he is presenting this in terms of "national security" but keep in mind that this is the same NSA chief that was forced to admit that he had intentionally misled the public regarding terror plots in order to bolster public support for domestic surveillance.
"I wish someone would give me one shred of neutral evidence that financial innovation has led to economic growth - one shred of evidence." - Paul Volker (2009)All of us suspect the obvious - that Wall Street not only is too big to fail, but also just too damn big. But where's our evidence? It's one thing to direct our anger at financial elites and the top one percent. It's quite another to make a factual case that Wall Street, indeed, is much too big, and therefore should be radically reduced in size. So here's some data.
1950s (1950-1959): 4.17 percent[Source for these unemployment numbers ]
1960s (1960-1969): 4.44 percent
1970s (1970-1979): 3.26 percent
1980s (1980-1989): 3.05 percent
1990s (1990-1999): 3.2 percent
2000s (2000-2009): 1.82 percent