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Les Leopold: How Wall Street Drives Up Gas Prices

By Les Leopold, the author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It. Cross posted from Alternet Gasoline prices have been falling in recent weeks, but they're still close to their five-year high after climbing steeply for three years. For every penny increase at the pump, $1.
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'Looting of America' Author Sees Opportunity in Meltdown: An Interview With Les Leopold

US Politics / Liberal : Smirking Chimp (6 years ago)

I've just interviewed Les Leopold, who blames the recent financial disasters on trends that began over 30 years ago, explains how a great deal of Wall Street's "investing" has had as much connection to the real economy as fantasy ba... Read Post

Les Leopold: America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (2 years ago)

The new Rich List is out -- yet another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR i... Read Post

Les Leopold: Does Dow 11,000 mean total Victory for Wall Street?

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (5 years ago)

Hallelujah! The economy is really growing. Our pensions and 401ks are back from the dead. Banks are solvent. Corporations are profitable. Housing prices are stabilizing.... Read Post

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