While bankers and high-profile economists are largely to be blamed for the present crisis, our politicians contradicting their promises for better management of the economy seek financial advices from the same bankers who caused the crisis.
Considering the oft-politicized nature of this topic, it's noteworthy that not only was this a majority Republican sample, but more than seven in 10 Republican owners believe we need tougher rules for holding Wall Street accountable. Entrepreneurs aren't politically minded, they're business minded.
It is a grotesque symbol of how the Wall Street banks control our government. Mr. Dimon, sir, out of respect to our waning confidence in government institutions, your resignation from the Fed Board is well past due.
When you get a chance to watch It's a Wonderful Life this holiday season, remember that the Potters and their parasitic ilk, are still out there waiting for people to lose their faith in community so they can buy what's left of it.
For years, faith, community and civil rights organizations have pushed BofA to stop mass foreclosures and help get the U.S. housing market working. Instead the bank has consistently chosen PR over substance.
Let's make Bank of America remember the old adage: "The pigs get fat and the hogs get slaughtered." Let's use their own greed to stoke the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment that is -- quite correctly -- sweeping the country.
The banking system is both a cause and an intrinsic part of our current economic and political crisis. Here are some suggestions for a manifesto for the Occupy Wall Street protests currently taking place.