This week we saw state troopers in Madison tearing peaceful protestors out of their own capitol after the state's Senate voted to deprive them of their Constitutional rights. Welcome to the United States 2.0.
Things like luxury hotels, helping Bernie Madoff cheat investors, cheating soldiers or accidentally throwing them out of their homes are probably contrary to what J.P. Morgan set out to do. Just ask Mr. Dimon.
The Chamber of Commerce doesn't represent "business." It represents a small number of massively influential businesses, most of whom are suffocating the startup and mid-sized companies that are the real engines of growth.
While the Wall Street economy is booming, the real economy is in a dead stall. Only 36,000 jobs were created in January 2011. A roundup of recent headlines shines a light on how big banks like JPMorgan Chase make their big bucks.
In any normal period of history our major banks would be considered corrupt institutions, and their leaders would be ashamed to show their faces among respectable people. But these aren't normal times, are they?
I don't hate Dimon, but his bank continues to harm millions of Americans, and his political activism is helping an entire industry pilfer and endanger the economy. Fortunately, we have a six-step program designed to heal Dimon's Inner Banker.