Is Alessio Rastani a Yes Man? If you look at his blog, his Twitter account, and his interview with Forbes, not to mention his notorious BBC interview, it’s pretty clear that Alessio Rastani is, at least in part, who he says he is. The Yes Men do set up elaborate hoaxes, but they do so with respect to large institutions: they wouldn’t put this much effort into inventing “Alessio Rastani” out of whole cloth. Mostly because there are lots of genuine traders like Alessio Rastani floating around the internet already. They trade their own money, they sometimes win and they sometimes lose, and they aspire to getting famous on the internet and selling their own trading advice. That said, however, the resemblance to “Jude Finisterra” from the Yes Men is startling. Which raises the question: is it possible that Rastani is both a trader and a member of the Yes Men?
Alessio Rastini And The Yes Men’s Five Greatest Hoaxes Was the Alessio Rastani Goldman Sachs speech another hoax by the Yes Men? There has so far been no concrete proof but judging by some of their other pranks we wouldn't be surprised... Not long after the world (and us) had risen in vitriolic condemnation of the vile Goldman Sachs speech by Alessio Rastani on the BBC yesterday, it was alleged that Rastani was played by an actor and was the latest in a long line of hoaxes by a group called the Yes Men.
US banks profiting off welfare programs' 'US banks profiting off welfare programs' Sun Nov 6, 2011 4:0PM An exclusive interview with Amy Fern, organizer for the Occupy Columbus movement An “Occupy” movement organizer says that US banks are making money from state welfare programs as they administer and collect heavy fees for those services. Press TV has conducted an interview with Amy Fern, organizer for the Occupy Columbus movement, to share her opinion on this issue. Following is the text of the interview:
Trader's Goldman Sachs comments spark BBC hoax claims He caused outrage with his comments on the global economic meltdown claiming "governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world". But is independent stock market trader Alessio Rastani, interviewed on the BBC News channel on Monday, all he appears to be? Twitter was alive with suggestions that Rastani was in fact one of the "Yes Men", a band of "identity correction" artists who pass themselves off as the corporations you love to hate. When asked by the Guardian, via email, to respond to the allegation that he a member of the prank group, Rastani chose his words carefully. But the BBC's own investigation has concluded that Rastani is authentic. The BBC has previously fallen victim to the hoaxers who, according to their website, "impersonate big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them".
Keiser Report — RT Programs Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Americans as the big globalization losers, though they refuse to admit it because they’ve bought Hot Tips from Losers.... April 26, 2014 11:37 Alessio Rastani Is Not Exactly Saying Anything All That Radical - MarketBeat By Mark Gongloff The Internets are ablaze with amazement over some fella named Alessio Rastani, who left jaws agape on both sides of the Atlantic by going on the teevee and saying scary things. But what he said was really not all that shocking. There was initially a lot of debate about whether Mr. Rastani, identified during his BBC interview as an “independent trader,” was for real or a prankster. He is clearly unpolished in the BBC interview, in which he admits to going to bed every night dreaming about a recession and the rich money-making opportunities it will bring, but he appears not to be a hoax.
The price of getting the 'predators' off our backs Sometimes it's hard to tell the predators from the producers. Alessio Rastani seemed like a major predator when he appeared on the BBC, proclaiming: "For most traders, we don't really care that much how they're going to fix the economy, how they're going to fix the whole situation. Our job is to make money from it." Of course that's true. Does Goldman Sachs really rule the world? - Views Updated: Thu, Sep 29 2011. 01 15 PM IST In a BBC interview that has gone viral thanks to You Tube, a financial trader named Allesio Rastani made a stunning claim: “The governments don’t rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world.
Sorry, but this trader's banking confession was no prank Trader Alessio Rastani shocked BBC viewers when said he ‘dreams of another recession'. Photograph: None/pixel8000 This week, an insignificant market trader and self-proclaimed financial self-help guru, Alessio Rastani, rocketed to stardom after speaking frankly on the BBC about the collapsing market and his plans to make money from it. We Yes Men heard about it right away, because soon after the broadcast, people started emailing from all over the world to congratulate us on another prank well done. They couldn't imagine that a real trader could possibly speak so candidly about the market, so they assumed Rastani was one of our posturings.
The commons This article is about the term "commons" in political economics. It is not to be confused with common land. The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. UK trader becomes an Internet sensation Alessio Rastani said he went to "bed every night dreaming of a recession"His remarks made him an Internet sensationRastani is an amateur trader who says he uses his own money and has clientsHe believes people want to stop him talking about a coming financial storm London (CNN) -- Alessio Rastani went on a UK news channel on Monday to discuss where stock markets were heading. By Tuesday he was an Internet sensation. Was it that he said, as someone who bets against markets rising, that he "goes to bed every night dreaming of a recession?" Was it that he said investment bank Goldman Sachs ruled the world and not governments? Or was it that bloggers started to ask if he was just a "fake trader" who duped the media?
World Without Walls People have long worried that technology is destroying privacy. Today, the lament focuses on Facebook; but as far back as 1890 William Brandeis, a future Supreme Court justice, and his associate Samuel Warren were decrying the unprecedented assault against privacy by the new media of their day: tabloid newspapers and cheap photography. The two Boston lawyers were defending what they called a “principle as old as the common law”; their article, “The Right to Privacy,” was probably the most influential law-review article ever written. 1 But Brandeis and Warren had it backward.