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Congressional Capture Hasn’t Captured Senator Al Franken

Congressional Capture Hasn’t Captured Senator Al Franken

Regulatory capture is rampant, fueling the ongoing retirement crisis and the ongoing skimming of American’s retirement nest eggs by Wall Street financial intermediaries.  There is also a shocking proliferation of Congressional Capture.  As Firedoglake wrote, “Wall Street Lobbyists Literally Writing Bills in Congress.” There are so very few in Congress…

Retirement Savers Need A Bona Fide Advocate and Their Day in Court

Third Dodd-Frank Fiduciary Standard Proposal Allows Private Right of Action MINNEAPOLIS, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — On April 3, 2012, The Derivative Project, a Minnesota-based non-partisan, investor advocacy organization, delivered a Petition for Rulemaking to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The purpose of the Petition is to restore…

Live Blog- Senate Ag Committee- Congress Has No Choice: They Must End Self-Regulation by the Brokerage Industry

An Investigative Hearing on the MF Global Bankruptcy is now taking place at the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:36 AM “On October 31, 2011, MF Global Holdings Ltd. declared bankruptcy – the eighth largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Since then, federal officials have been unable to find…

Occupy Wall Street Will Highlight This Incredible Web of Deceit Finely Tuned by Washington and Wall Street

It is not easy to expose an intricate web of deceit in a short post, but this blog post should be a key 2012 election issue;  if not Occupy Wall Street needs more blankets for a long, cold winter in the park.  They are the future to expose this finally…

Attention Retirement Investors: This is the Legal Issue You Must be Come Familiar With, Although It is a Real Snoozer

One of the raison d’etres of The Derivative Project is assuring retirement investors in qualified retirement plans can have a “private right of action” for abuses/fraud and breach of fiduciary duty by SEC registered investment advisors towards your retirement savings. Yesterday