While mainstream America continues to struggle with the recessionary consequences of a meltdown caused by financial excess, large financial institutions are back to profitability and back to their old ways.
Roger Lowenstein's piece "Wall Street: Not Guilty" is well worth reading, if only as a case study in the moral and logical blindness that's reached epidemic proportions among otherwise reasonable people in influential Washington and Wall Street circles.
What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.
With our money fueling the insurgency and our killing of civilians driving more people to join the Taliban's side every week, it's little wonder that the insurgency continues to grow in size and sophistication.