Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Breaking the Set on High-Speed Insider Trading

From breakingtheset

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the brutal conditions endured by laborers in Qatar, citing the more than 900 deaths that have occurred since 2012, when work began to prepare for the Qatari World Cup. Abby then reports on the recent elections in Afghanistan and speaks with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator with Voices for Creative Nonviolence, about what the elections mean for the country, and how realistic it is for the US to set a withdrawal date for the end of 2014. Abby then explores the public distrust of the US financial system, discussing the controversies surrounding 'High-Frequency Trading', a practice that involves advanced computer algorithms that gives buyers and sellers on Wall Street an advantage over the general public. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Ana Kasparian, co-host and producer of the Young Turks, discussing everything from the Edward Snowden leaks to her experience working on one of the most successful alternative media ventures on the internet.