Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.
We've all gotten so used to sharing personal information online, and a business can't stop its employees from engaging on social networks outside of work. There is no way to eliminate the risk completely, but it can be managed.
Remember we live in a there-are-no-secrets-24-hour-news-cycle-text-tweet-yelp-facebook-linked-in-you-get-the-point world. Even if you don't break the law, your business can suffer if you're just bone-headed. Ask Paula.
It is one of the grossest miscarriages of Wall Street power and government obeisance resulting in billions of consumer dollars going into the pockets of banks, hedge funds and traders producing and adding nothing to the economic wellbeing of the nation, other than lining their own pockets.
Banks are corporations, which are legal entities established under rules written by people. Their existence should advance America and Americans. Not the other way around. Many in Congress need to be reminded of that.
Goldman Sachs is doing to aluminum exactly what Enron did to energy in the late 1990s and early 2000s: create phony bottlenecks to restrict supply to rip off consumers and skew markets in their favor for things society vitally needs.