by Lorimer Wilson
Click linky for more."The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government", says Simon Johnson, a chief economist with the International Monetary Fund in 2007 and 2008. In an article entitled "The Quiet Coup" in the May, 2009 issue of the Atlantic magazine he (with James Kwak) goes on to say that "if the IMF's staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform and if we are to prevent a true depression, we're running out of time".
Happy now TH? Just copied for posterity! Not because I am some evil IP infringer!
EDIT: Now I'm irked, TH I know the guidelines for copyright fair use! grr
1. Character of use (educational, commercial, etc.)
2. Nature of work (creative, factual)
3. Amount used
4. Effect on market value.
Considering this was posted on a free website viewable to all probably as a reprint from an investors newsletter or similar which came out earlier, I doubt Lorimer Wilson will have minded. I am going to email and ask.