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Oct.19.2008
I'm travelling to Italy. Monday the International University College of Turin will have its inaugural day. 42 students from all over the world, in a majority Africans, Latin Americans, and Asians will start their critical training in Comparative Law Economics and Finance. There is so much ned of...
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Oct.17.2008
Anthony Giddens, the really famous London School of Economics scholar of "the third way" (one of those responsible of the demise of the left in the labour Party) apparently has written in these days that there is no more "business ethics" and that what explains the meltdown is...
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Oct.16.2008
The "Innocence Project" (just google it!) shows how the US legal system is adicted to murder innocents, especially if they are black. People is too worried to avoid bancruptcy and to be efficient to actually take time to "think" critically about this catastrophy of civilization...
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Oct.15.2008
Innocence is no excuse it the land of the "rule of law".  Witnesses have admitted that they were threatened by the police to tell their story, but the supreme court (that does not deserve capital letters at this point) flatly denied yesterday to re-hear his case. We should be ashamed, and...
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Oct.14.2008
The "Dow casino" is up now and the Bay Bridge today was much more crowded than yesterday.... Thinking about the script of the "Tragedy of Financial Capitalism", an imaginary future scenario of the aftermath of the final meltdown. Perhaps it  is a simple exploration of of Plunder...
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Oct.13.2008
Belle and Avi gave me the first coments on the Plunder Blog. They fit well together. What will happen if we close the stock exchange in emergency/ What is the criteria to be adopted in ascertaining the consequences of such a bold move?  Can our thoughts on this still be groundede in efficiency? The...
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Oct.12.2008
Pundits are looking for some quick fix of the current financial mess , like a junkie with crack cocaine. This is the nature of the 700 billion bailout, the crack of the financial gamblers. They want to "stabilize" the patient in order to gamble again as soon as possible.  But it is...
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Oct.11.2008
  Yesterday I was telling we should not be worried of theWall Street crashif only we think big enough . I then went to a conference on prison reform in California at the local law school here in Berkeley. I was confirmed in my idea: because of the financial crisis they may  stop the insane...
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Oct.10.2008
Laura and I make it abundantly clear in Plunder. When The Rule of Law is Illegal. Plunder needs a scared, terrified or pacified community to take place at full pace. The fall of Dow this days and the hipocritical attempts to remedy it by plundreing another 700 billions is a prove of our argument....
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Oct.09.2008
Here begins the plunder blog. Where the law is considered illegal; where the dominantwisdom is chalenged; where we begin planning for the aftermath of the collaps of corporate capitalism. Here is what a student that recently attended a seminar on Plunder wrote me: Hi Prof. Mattei, I am a student...
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