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.
JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is very good at getting what he wants. And now he wants to run a bigger, more interconnected, and more global bank that -- if it were to fail -- would cause great chaos around the world.
Unemployment in Pontiac, Michigan is at 30 percent. And if housing needs to lead us out of the recession, the hard times will be with us quite a while longer. Welcome to the new normal in manufacturing and housing.
By blaming homeowners, bankers are trying to harness the anger of ordinary people -- who are angered by the economic disaster that Wall Street itself created -- and give ordinary people a reason to turn on each other.
The mega-bankers who derailed the economy have a new PR campaign to sell you. They're saying that families who can't pay their mortgages must bear the blame -- all the blame -- for the foreclosure crisis.