A bank is a financial institution that serves as a financial intermediary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank
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The Swiss Federal Institute (SFI) in Zurich released a study entitled “The Network of Global Corporate Control” that proves a small consortiums of corporations – mainly banks – run the world. The banks found to be most influential include:
- Goldman Sachs
- JP Morgan Chase & Co
- Vanguard Group
- Deutsche Bank
- Bank of New York Melon Corp
- Morgan Stanley
- Bank of America Corp
- Société Générale
 Alternative Banking
The New York City General Assembly website has a section for a recently-formed Alternative Banking group, which has started meeting on Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. You can read the notes from last week’s session
 TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program)
The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008.
Pressure from financial institutions and Treasury officials undermined an effort to limit executive pay at seven companies rescued with taxpayer money. Former U.S. pay czar Kenneth Feinberg approved pay packages worth $5 million or more from 2009 to 2011 for 49 top earners. The companies affected were: AIG, Bank of America, Citigroup, Chrysler Financial Services, Chrysler Holding, General Motors, and Ally (formerly GMAC).
 European sovereign debt crisis
From late 2009, fears of a sovereign debt crisis developed among investors concerning rising government debt levels across the globe together with a wave of downgrading of government debt of certain European states.
- Occupy Encyclopedia
- United States housing bubble
- United States public debt
- Basic Income
- Economic inequality
- Social justice
- Occupy the SEC
- Bank of America
- Civil lawsuit against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
- Civil lawsuit against Wells Fargo
- Class action lawsuit
- Crowd Funding
- Glass-Steagall “repeal” and the financial crisis on Wikipedia.
- Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 on Wikipedia.
- Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 on Wikipedia.
- Subprime mortgage crisis on Wikipedia.
- Troubled Asset Relief Program on Wikipedia.
- 2007–2012 global financial crisis on Wikipedia.
- Subprime crisis impact timeline on Wikipedia.
- European sovereign debt crisis on Wikipedia.
- JAK Members Bank on Wikipedia.
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