On the big questions about our government’s performance in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis and afterwards during the response, today’s guests believe our government blew it. Past administrations made errors of commission and omission that led to the crisis, and the Obama Administration failed to address its aftermath effectively. Government didn’t diagnose and treat the problems that led to the crisis, and it didn’t prescribe the right medicine after the convulsion. On these big questions, few at Firedoglake are likely to disagree with the good doctors of political science who are today’s guests. There’s blame enough to go around, the authors say, but “Wall Street should be nailed to the highest pole.”
|By: Jeff Connaughton Sunday July 28, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday December 30, 2012 8:01 pm|
Much worse than the Congress Harry Truman labeled “Do-Nothing,” to the enjoyment of and re-use by his gleeful successors, this Congress has failed utterly and made life worse, appreciably worse, for Americans everywhere. With the distinct possibility of immediate additional pain.