3 thoughts on “The Paulson-Geithner Era”

  1. The more power the government has of the lives of people, the more important it becomes to know someone within the system. That is the problem with ever intrusive government. The same can be said of government openness. Corruption only works when the government has something to offer, from getting building permits, exceptions from Cap and Trade rules, to getting out of petty civil rules. Ultimately a duel system springs up; rules for those in the know and those not.

  2. ElamBend,

    You are absolutely right.

    The dual-system is a real drawback to Obama’s adoption of socialism with Chinese characteristics. [1] This is barely being addressed, as it fits neither the narrative of neither political party.

    PS: As the depth of Paulson’s collaboration with Goldman Sachs becomes clear [2], the groundwork for a future indictment is being laid [3]…

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2009/08/08/obama-the-socialist.html
    [2] http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/08/09/during-crisis-paulson’s-calls-to-goldman-posed-ethics-test-nytimes-com/
    [3] http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-cia-interrogate9-2009aug09,0,34626.story

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