Posted by Larry Doyle on March 4, 2009 1:12 PM |
Our loyal reader Fiscal Liberal shared a report from Wall Street Watch called Sold Out that I want to make sure is properly highlighted. In this report, I was taken by the quote on page 2 of the executive summary:
the financial sector showered campaign contributions on politicians from both parties, invested heavily in a legion of lobbyists, paid academics and think tanks to justify their preferred policy positions and cultivated a pliant media–especially a cheerleading business media complex.
That statement is a strong indictment of our entire system of government, commerce, academia, and media. It is not a stretch to formulate a tidy little conspiracy. The most important question, though, is who is looking out for the general public?
Thank you Fiscal Liberal for sharing the report. I strongly recommend this piece to everyone.