Investment bankers salivate over North Africa

Chaos and strife create the revolutionary atmosphere in which opportunity abounds Written by Atheo | Aletho News | March 8, 2011 Investment banking is usually thought of as a field that values stability. Yet the greatest rewards are often attained through destabilization. North African regimes and leaders have their obvious faults and flaws. Autocracies have […]

The nuclear bomb coming with your electric bill

Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]

The saturated fat scam: What’s the real story?

The “Coca Cola conspiracy” and the obesity epidemic Aletho News | February 7, 2010 In the late 1960’s the US, through conventional hybridization techniques, succeeded in creating new types of corn dramatically increasing yield per acre by reducing the space required per plant as well as increasing the number of ears per stalk. This development […]

New Loan-Guarantee Bailout for New Nuclear Reactors Puts U.S. Taxpayers at Risk

Department of Energy Hands Over Billions of Dollars to ‘Poster Child for Cost Overruns’ Nuclear Power Industry is Perfect Illustration of Why Taxpayers Are Saying “No More Bailouts!” - Billions for Plant Vogtle Reactors Impossible to Justify in Terms of Rising Financial Risks, Reduced Demand for Power, Cheaper Renewables and Huge Potential of Energy Efficiency […]

DOE grants moratorium on safety inspections for nuclear weapons labs

Project on Government Oversight | January 7, 2010 If your kid accidentally blew apart a building, would you give them less supervision? This hands-off approach is exactly what the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is doing by giving the contractors who manage the nation’s eight nuclear weapons sites (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore […]

Biodiesel flickers out leaving investors burned

Aletho News | January 5, 2010 The future of biodiesel fuel looks highly uncertain as federal tax credits that provided refiners $1 for every gallon produced expire with the new year. While many fleet vehicles have been manufactured to use the fuel, few will continue to do so since they are convertible to traditional fuel. […]

Why is Democracy Now shielding “war for oil” against reality?

By M. Idrees - 12/15/09 In its headlines for December 14, Democracy Now followed the report on Blair’s confession about his committment to regime change in Iraq regardless of the absence of WMDs, with this: Iraq Signs Oil Deals with 10 Foreign Companies Blair’s comments come just as Iraq has signed a series of major […]

On the demonization of Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega

An excerpt from the recently published book The Mother of All Battles: The Endless U.S.-Iraq War by Malcom Lagauche: In December 2003, we all saw the photos of a disheveled Saddam Hussein after he was pulled out of a “spider hole” in a town near Tikrit. The administration laughed and the U.S. public made jokes about […]