~ Facing Down the Wall Street Oligarchs (part 2)

And so the story of The Wall Street Oligarchs and the Main Street Taxpayers resumes with Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund continuing his tale of  The Quiet Coup – Every crisis is different, of course. … But I must tell you, to IMF officials, all of these crises looked depressingly similar. Each country, of course, needed a loan, but more than that, … [Read more...]

~ The Wall Street Oligarchs (part 1)

There’s been a lot of finger wagging at the unruly class recently. It seems we, the Main Street Taxpayers, have it all wrong. Our outrage over the AIG bonuses is class warfare. Our ignorance over the workings of government and finance is self-evident. Our anger over our lost jobs, homes and 401k’s is understandable, but misplaced. Our bus tours are inappropriate. Our pitchforks and tea parties are … [Read more...]