June 27th, 2012


The more things change, the more they stay the same

Goldman's growing stature on Wall Street was such that his views were sought by the Wilson administration tasked with designing the architecture of the Federal Reserve System. In particular, Goldman advised that NY Fed should be the most powerful and well-capitalized.
NY Fed is the most powerful reserve bank in the system, Goldman is one of the bank's most important affiliations and the current president of the NY Fed, William Dudley, is a former Goldman partner.
Eric Cantor, a famous standup comedian, would be onstage, trying to squeeze a dry lemon.
- Who are you?
- The margin clerk at Goldman Sachs
Jon Stewart wondered "Oh Goldman, is there any regulation's intent you can't subvert?" (in the wake of Goldman's investment in Facebook)
"I welcome the trial because for years bankers had been essentially demonized by Congress without having a forum for presenting their side of the story"
- Stebbins, Goldman's lawyer, at an anti-trust lawsuit
"In today's charged political climate, which is polarized along socioeconomic lines, Goldman seems particularly isolated and demonized"
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Вчера слушала передачу по NPR, о том, что мыть фруктовощи вредно ;)
Update: подкаст http://www.cbc.ca/q/episodes/# (второй)
NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/opinion/lets-add-a-little-dirt-to-our-diet.html