RISMEDIA, January 19, 2010—Last Wednesday, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (a special commission looking into the causes of the financial crisis) held it’s first hearing and brought in four of the country’s biggest recipients of bailout funds to lend a little high level banking expertise to the search for America’s lost prosperity.
There they were, the four hucksters of the apocalypse. The last time this group got together in one place a dead fish wrapped in newspaper showed up at the offices of Lehman Brothers and the rest is a story so disturbing that the only media with the courage to address it was Rolling Stone. (See Wall Street’s Naked Swindle, Matt Taibbi)
There was the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, who may come across as arrogant and conceited, but beneath the smarmy exterior is a deeply religious man. Last November he was quoted by the Times of London as saying he was “doing God’s work.”
Based on his paychecks, he may have good reason for saying that, but I