Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Inside the Dark Lucrative Deals

 It’s always possible to make things worse…. Look at inaction  on Malabar headlands or Ebola.
It has been revealed that the “project delivery and strategic consulting firm” Nation Partners is working with the Commonwealth Government on the Malabar Headland site in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Development adverse residents report that up until recently the company’s web site stated that it “has led a strategic assessment of the site’s potential”. Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey has called on the Commonwealth to clarify whether Nation Partners is being used to explore options for selling sections of the headland for residential development.
 New Study Finds Humans Shouldn’t Spend More Than 5 Consecutive Hours Together Onion (David L) (not even at a branch meetings)

 Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev rejects housing market warning Sydney Morning Herald. EM: “Right … it’s not Australia’s but rather China’s housing market which is a systemic risk to the Australian economy."

 The Great Chinese Exodus WSJ

How High Up Did the Madoff Fraud Go at JPMorgan? Wall Street on Parade. Note the players.

The tax haven in the heart of Britain New Statesman (Eric). If you have not read Nicholas Shaxson’s Treasure Islands, you must read this...
Here are the job descriptions for Gannett’s ‘Newsroom of the Future JimRomensko. I regard this heavy use of corporate-speak and rigidity as a form of class warfare.