Even when thousands of Americans took to the streets in 2011 protesting inequality and greed in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations the Wall Street plutocrats appeared completely unshaken in their belief that their power and privileges were legitimate, that they were right and just. To their mind the protesters were just envious of their success and instead of “working hard” as the rich had they wanted to whine.
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 31, 2013 7:31 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday April 16, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s news roundup from April 15, 2012, when instead of doing his taxes, he was reading stories about Iran’s nuclear program, World Bank, UN advisers, Summit of the America’s, Secret Service, Sheila Bair, Elliot Spitzer, Judge Lippman, JP Morgan, North Korea, SOPA, NLRB, Sarkozy, and more.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Sunday December 4, 2011 8:35 am|
If the money had been flowing in the other direction, we might be calling it a bribe or at least wondering about money laundering. Imagine if a businessman or banker knew that a government official had an opportunity to loan money out at 5% and made a no interest loan to said government official of $1 million, would we not be VERY SUSPICIOUS of that $50K profit made by the government official?