A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 12, 2011

Entry in progress—B.P.

Financial ruin at Drysdale and Penn Square
July 20, 1982
Almost all the big banks of the Northeast, which is the citadel of the U.S. and world bankocracy, have been turning away from the industrial areas of the Northeast and Midwest and making aggressive efforts to corner the Western markets in the U.S.

The Independent (UK)
The rise and fall of Spain’s Machiavelli
Mario Conde used to be adored. Now the former banker is on trial

Elizabeth Nash in Madrid
Sunday, 2 June 1996
The austere Spanish bankocracy, a clutch of grand families - the Botins at Banco Santander, the Ybarras at Banco Bilbao Viscaya and the Garnicas at Banesto - soon repented their decision to absorb this parvenu and, in an unholy alliance with a Socialist government via the Bank of Spain, spat him out when they realised he threatened to bring them to ruin.

The Times (UK)
March 19, 2008
The $100 barrel of crude oil is here to stay
Carl Mortished: World business briefing
It is all extremely annoying for the bankocrats at the US Federal Reserve, who have been doling out spoonfuls of liquidity in the form of 28-day loans to money market traders

Morning Star (UK)
Together we can beat them
Sunday 28 November 2010
by John Millington
Labelling the EU a “bankocracy,” he added: “The banks are ruling the state - all in line with EU rules and policies.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Tuesday, July 12, 2011 • Permalink