Why We're Losing Our Faith in Capitalism

Another sordid example of banksterism -- money laundering -- surfaced this week accompanied, not surprisingly, by a blistering global poll that shows faith in capitalism is shrinking. The HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Corporation), the largest financial institution in Europe, revealed "major internal-control problems" and plans to apologize for its lapses next week to members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee into terrorist and trafficking money laundering.

Barclays Chief Quits Amid Scandal

LONDON - Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit his job Tuesday, the biggest scalp in a financial markets scandal that has also seen the chairman announce his intention to resign and sown the seeds...