Comments from BGP: "We at BootheGlobalPerspectives appreciate Richard Eskow for penning this article and other information was gleaned from public internet sources. It seems that big money, big banking and big finance, has repeatedly been caught doing fraudulent or unethical activities, and repeatedly, they are wealthy enough to simply pay the fine and keep on functioning. This is troublesome to us, our founder, Ben Boothe, Sr. was the founder and President of Banks, and he suggeststhat banks have a fiduciary responsibility to their communities, their customers and even to our nation, to behave with the highest of ethical standards. Read the following and pass it on to your friends. But consider this question, if someone makes a mistake, we understand. If a company continues to repeat offenses that it has been ruled "guilty" and just pays fines, without any obvious effort to change, would that be considered "criminal" or simply "crooked and unethical". In either case, how can banking have the moral authority ask clients to be more ethical than the very banks they deal with. It is a huge problem for our culture."
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Managing Editor, The Zero Hour