Entergy

Louisiana Black-out: Not an Act of God, an Act of Entergy

The darkness, the misery and death you are witnessing in Louisiana is not an act of God, it’s an act of Entergy Inc. I was hired by the City of New Orleans to investigate why their power company, Entergy, simply can’t keep the lights on while citizens’ electric bills soar. That was in 1986. In 35 years, nothing has changed my official conclusion: Entergy is a racketeering enterprise parading as a… READ MORE

Socialize Power

What’s the solution for the endless electricity disasters from Louisiana to California? Socialism.

As I and other experts hired by the city of New Orleans told the politicians, put Entergy out of business. Create a publicly owned system that wouldn’t have wires that … READ MORE

Power outage in New Orleans: Is Ida or Entergy to blame?

In the 1980s, I lead an investigation of Entergy, which runs the Louisiana power system. After Katrina, I investigated their failure to get the lights back on in over a year. This past week, Entergy lost 2000 miles of high-voltage line, which doesn’t happen in Bangladesh after a typhoon. Entergy of Little Rock Arkansas, became a protected political juggernaut, even… READ MORE

Ken Lay's Alive!

Don’t check the casket. I know he’s back. When I saw those lights flickering out at La Guardia Airport yesterday and heard the eerie shrieks and moans in the dark, broiling subway tunnels, I just knew it: Ken Lay’s alive! We can see his spirit in every flickering lightbulb from Kansas to Queens as we head into America’s annual Blackout season.

A Taste of Palast's Armed MadHouse: 1927. Again.

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Excerpted from Armed Madhouse, a new book by Greg Palast.

1927. Again.
The National Public Radio news anchor was so excited I thought she’d pee herself: The President of the United States had flown his plane down to 1,700 feet to get a better look at the flood damage! Later, I saw the photo of him looking out of the window of Air Force One. The President looked very serious and concerned. That was on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, two days after the levees broke and Lake Ponchartrain swallowed New Orleans.

When Ahnold Got Lay'd

 Excerpted from Armed Madhouse
May 17, 2001. In a room at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills, the Financial Criminal of the twentieth century, not long out of prison, met with the Financial Criminal of the twenty-first century who feared he may also have to do hard time. These two, bondmarket manipulators Mike Milken and Ken Lay, no-yet-indicted Chairman of Enron Corporation, were joined by a select group of movers and shakers – and one movie star.