The Financial Crisis

Is anybody – besides The Guardian – writing with more insight about the financial crisis than Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone? It makes RS relevant again.

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/2/22/matt_taibbi_why_isnt_wall_street_in_jail

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216

Turns out the public pension mess isn’t the fault of greedy retirees.  Lands sakes! Those pesky Wall Streeters are at the center of things.  Again.

Listen, I’ve had to get over my own judgmental attitude.  Friends — some of whom have not  been the most fiscally responsible — have refinanced at 2%.  I’m like, WTH? I’ve paid consistently, on time always, underbought, why can’t I enjoy this getover as well?

Folks, it is bigger than individuals buying homes they couldn’t afford. Or police officers having “overly” generous pensions?

A scheme’s afoot.

“You’ve been hoodwinked. You’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been led astray, led amok. You’ve been bamboozled.” El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Will we have the will to do something about it? Or will we continue to gaze deeply into the eyes of TMZ, feeling superior to train wrecks like Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen?

 

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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