Saturday, November 14, 2015

Michael Lombardi and Interlocks - Updated!

This short interview from my local public radio station WAMC in Albany, NY with author, Patricia Goldstone is worth listening to. It's less than 15 minutes long. Her new book is on a guy I never heard of, Mark Lombardi.  Lombardi, apparently, took it all in, all the mad information from economics, politics, and everything else and saw connections that the media and most people missed.

Please purchase the book via the link above.

Thank you

Lombardi used a methodology called interlock, which the author explains "is a form of flow chart commonly used in accounting and anti-trust litigation to trace overly cosy relationships between boards of directors. " Lombardi created art from the interlocks he made.

Lombardi understood the financial bubbles of the 70's, 80's and 90's. He was not trained in finances. He only had a B.A. in Art from Syracuse University (in 1974.)

His art was studied by the FBI, the CIA, the Dept of Defense, and the Office of Naval Intelligence in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the quest to find terrorist networks because Lombardi could see links and patterns other people and other methodologies would miss.

He died suspiciously. It was ruled a suicide. It is believed he foresaw the economic collapse of 2008 and who and what was really behind it.

Many of his papers have disappeared, and a lot of those were on the Bush family. Here's the link to the interview -

A Wall Street Journal article is here - "An Artist With a Taste for Scandal."

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