18 August 2012 by Patrick Byrne
I first heard of William K. Black over 20 years ago as the regulator who had stood up to the “Keating 5″ and come out the hero of the S&L crisis (in which I gained some early experience: hence my awareness of him). Later, as a professor of law and economics at University of Missouri in [...]
07 August 2012 by Patrick Byrne
Barron's published an essay cribbed from a previously-published essay by a competing magazine's journalist in a plagiarization so bald it would not pass muster in one of those companies that sell term papers to college undergraduates.
22 July 2012 by Patrick Byrne
A story is told that Bertrand Russell, while teaching for a year in India, was once interrupted from a lecture on modern cosmology by an audience member who declared, “The universe rides on the back of a turtle.” To which Russell replied, “But what’s the turtle ride on?” “Another turtle,” replied the audience member. Insisted [...]
15 May 2012 by Patrick Byrne
The first time I heard Joe Floren speak I was standing behind him in an elevator in his law firm’s San Francisco office tower as another lawyer informed him that the subpoena Joe Floren had served the previous day on a colleague of mine had reached her in the hospital, after a difficult delivery of [...]
02 May 2012 by Mark Mitchell
Introduction to a multi-chapter, book-length story that willl leave little doubt that the United States has been attacked by financial terrorists, some of whom have ties to jihadist outfits and rogue states, others of whom are prominent fixtures of the American establishment.
23 January 2012 by Patrick Byrne
In October 2011, Ali Nazerali, a Canadian resident who has operated boiler rooms (though he denies it) and whose business relationships drew the scrutiny of DeepCapture, went to court in British Columbia to obtain an injunction ordering DeepCapture to be vanished. In an ex parte proceeding (meaning that DeepCapture was not even notified of the proceedings, [...]
25 September 2011 by Patrick Byrne
Here’s the Naked Truth About Overstock.com Gandhi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win.” Holman Jenkins Jr.’s April 12 Business World column “Do Nudists Run Wall Street?” moves us to stage No. 3: It contains the normal amount of distortion I have come to expect [...]
16 September 2011 by Patrick Byrne
Mark Mitchell’s writings seem to be striking a nerve, at last. After months of no response but silence, in the last few weeks DeepCapture has suddenly been receiving all manner of Nasty-Grams and intimidating phone calls from various people and organizations mentioned in Mark’s work. The similarity of the threats would almost make one think [...]
29 April 2011 by Mark Mitchell
Chapter 1 of a book-length story about the financial underworld and the vulnerability of the U.S. markets to deliberate attacks
28 April 2011 by Patrick Byrne
In some respects the financial crisis is what the Mafia calls a "bust-out", but on a gigantic scale.