I get it. People are angry at Goldman Sachs. But anger, particularly when misplaced, is not going to bring the economy back. Instead, how about we focus on making some money? Let's buy some stocks and enjoy the holidays.
The FCIC should enlist the financial industry as its research assistants. The industry should jump at the chance. The only way to reduce the frequency and damage of future crises is to find out what caused this one.
Angry masses see the recession as purely financial. This is false. Policy makers have rushed to address the financial crisis. This is near sighted. We have addressed one of our afflictions and left the greater economic problems under-appreciated and unaddressed.
Robert Feinberg is the "whistleblower" who accuses Chris Dodd of receiving "sweetheart deals" on his home mortgage. His statements and stolen company documents represent the only direct evident in Rep. Issa's misleading report.