There's definitely evidence that capitalism at its most ruthless rewards psychopathic behavior. When you look at the worst corners of the American health insurance industry or the sub-prime banking market, it really feels like the more psychopathically someone behaves, the more it's rewarded.
- The Senate has confirmed 17 Trump nominees for federal district courts, most of whom replaced Democratic appointees.
- Trump has also filled 16 vacancies on federal appeals courts (the last stop before the Supreme Court). Six of those appointees replaced judges who were nominated by Democratic presidents.
- There are still 140 more vacancies in the federal district and appellate courts, and Trump has put forward nominees for about half of them.
- There could soon be 100 judicial nominees pending in the Senate, according to the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo.
“Rah-rah-style motivational forums” and a $40 million chit for US consultant Marty Cohen helped to shape the aggressive cross-selling Commonwealth Bank sales culture which led, in part, to the customer disaster now unfolding at the banking Royal Commission and billions in losses. Michael Sainsbury reports. Marty Cohen: the man behind CBA’s sales culture unveiled
HEY WOULDN’T DO THAT … WOULD THEY? Yes, they would and they are, according to former House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. The “they” here are the Department of Justice officials who Issa claims are “lying through their teeth” about their “slow-walking” responses to congressional document requests and subpoena in hopes they will be drowned by a blue wave in November.
TaxProf Blog op-ed: David Cay Johnston's Op-Ed Contains 'A Number Of Breathtaking Distortions And Omissions,' by Michael L. Wyland (Sumption & Wyland, Sioux Falls, SD):