Sunday, November 28, 2010

Too big for fraud

Matt Taibbi: Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners - Rolling Stone
"When you meet people who are losing their homes in this foreclosure crisis, they almost all have the same look of deep shame and anguish. Nowhere else on the planet is it such a crime to be down on your luck, even if you were put there by some of the world's richest banks, which continue to rake in record profits purely because they got a big fat handout from the government. That's why one banker CEO after another keeps going on TV to explain that despite their own deceptive loans and fraudulent paperwork, the real problem is these deadbeat homeowners who won't pay their fucking bills. And that's why most people in this country are so ready to buy that explanation. Because in America, it's far more shameful to owe money than it is to steal it."

The only ones who can afford to smile

Winning the Class War - The New York Times

Friday, November 12, 2010

Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?

This piece has a lot to say, I think, about the fundamental disconnect between our humanity and what the System too often demands of us.

The Promise - Joe Blogs