NakedCapitalism’s Yves Smith is the strong voice of reality on the front lines of the foreclosure war. Posted on December 6, 2012 is a serious message that needs to circulate around the world.
The economy is on the fiscal cliff because of the failed policy decisions not to prosecute the banks in addition to how the unscrupulous securitized mortgage business has been handled.
Blaming borrowers for the frauds committed by the banks has eaten away at the core of our society. “Normally, in history,” said Yves, “when lenders were that incompetent, they went bust and that was capitalism. And now instead, we have a system where lenders who are so grossly incompetent that they should have gone bankrupt – are propped up – that’s socialism for the rich.” Continue reading →
Chairman Bernanke presented his overview of a weak economy, suffering because investors just don’t want to come back to Wall Street like they had earlier this decade.
Mr. Bernanke, do you think it might be due to the numerous investor lawsuits for securitization fraud and deception caused by [your pals] Wall Street’s greed and Congress’ failure to regulate derivatives?… Maybe, yeah? You ask Congress for an incentive to bring investors back – regulation might be a good start to stabilization…’cause it sure didn’t work the other way! Continue reading →