So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.
Banks and other commercial lenders withdrew from financing the housing market, leaving government to clean up the mess. So the government subsidy is a very cheap price to pay to keep housing from collapsing completely.
The '80s were when I was in high school and college, when, like every raw and angsty adolescent, I felt on some level that Simon LeBon and Natalie Merchant and even Ozzy Osbourne were living inside my head.
In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.