Meet the Whistleblowers Who Warned of the Impending Financial Crash But Were Ignored | Civil Liberties | AlterNet

9 Mar

Whistleblowers have been under intense scrutiny in Washington lately, at least when it comes to the national security state. In recent years, the Obama administration has set a record by accusing no fewer than six government employees, who allegedly leaked classified information to reporters, of violating the Espionage Act, a draconian law dating back to 1917. Yet when it comes to workers who have risked their careers to expose misconduct in the corporate and financial arena, a different pattern has long prevailed. Here, the problem hasn’t been an excess of attention from government officials eager to chill dissent, but a dearth of attention that has often left whistleblowers feeling no less isolated and discouraged.

via Meet the Whistleblowers Who Warned of the Impending Financial Crash But Were Ignored | Civil Liberties | AlterNet.

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