UnRisk 7

"Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" (trailer)

 

 

Enron - one of my old stomping grounds...

Dirty Little Secrets Hiding in Your Hotel Room

Financial Times: US Shale Revolution Has Averted the Threat of a Global Oil Crisis

 

Advances in US shale have coincided with political upheaval in big oil-producing countries. Political instability in Libya, Iraq and Venezuela has stoked concerns about disruption and threats to future supplies. International sanctions on Iran have also reduced the global supply of oil, and Nigeria’s industry is plagued by theft.

Were it not for the new production in the US, which has cut the country’s imports sharply, there would probably be talk of another world oil crisis. As a global energy supplier, it is, in the words of Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, the “indispensable nation”.

 

Please read more in the Financial Times.

Grammy Award Winning "Rebirth Brass Band" from New Orleans

The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band.  Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funkjazzsoul and hip hop.

WE'RE NOT BROKE (movie trailer)

WE'RE NOT BROKE is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from the U.S. government, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.

End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless (Documentary)

EPA Claims It Has Power To Garnish Wages Without Court Approval

 

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules. 

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order." 

The push remains up in the air, however, as the agency says any "adverse comments" would prevent the EPA from moving forward -- and some criticism has emerged in recent days.

Absent that, the rule could take effect Sept. 2. The EPA said the rule was not subject to review because it was not a "significant regulatory action." ....

The amount of money the EPA has collected in fines has increased steadily since President Obama took office. In 2012, the agency took in $252 million in fines, up from just $96 million in 2009. 

Please read more here.

International Business Times: JP Morgan Executive Killed Wife With Shotgun in Murder-Suicide

 

JP Morgan executive director Julian Knott blasted his wife Alita to death with a shotgun before turning the gun on himself. 

The 45-year-old, who worked for the investment bank in London until July 2010, shot his 47-year-old wife multiple times before committing suicide with the same weapon.

Please read more here.

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream - Why Poverty?

 

Published on Jan 5, 2013

How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US -- the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

Director Alex Gibney
Producer Blair Foster
Produced by Jigsaw Productions & Steps International

Why Poverty? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/29/

Saudi Aramco's Finance Business Line: Petroleum Engineering Planning & Performance Analyst Job

 

The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting all planning and performance management activities for the assigned business.

The analyst must be capable of managing planning and performance related activities in a dynamic portfolio of businesses and is able to adapt to changing priorities.

In addition, they will be responsible for analyzing periodic performance and for preparing the resulting management reports using plan, actual, and forecast data, thus enabling the business to actively manage performance.

Please read more here.

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