By Ben Cohen
Matt Taibbi pinpoints the real cause of the financial meltdown – the complete immorality on Wall St:
These Wall Street players are enormously compensated, which supposedly
means that society highly values their work and is willing to pay them
a premium to do it. Having been given that kind of responsibility and
trust, these assholes should not then force us to police them as
tightly as we police those who we
to steal from us,
like third-rate car salesmen, telemarketers, hookers and three-card
monty dealers. With that kind of money they should be setting an
example. We are paying them as though they are leaders of society, so
they should lead. Instead they ripped us off like common criminals. I
mean, the level of morals here is astonishing. In my entire life I’ve
never met a drug dealer who would even think about trying half the shit
that banks like Goldman Sachs and Citibank pulled during these years.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.