Montag, 16. Februar 2009

Interview mit Simon Johnson: Geithner vs. the American Oligarchs

Grandioses Interview von Bill Moyers mit Simon Johnson, Prof. am MIT und ehem. IMF Ökonom. Johnson hat die entscheidende Frage - in Anspielung auf Obama - gestellt:

“There comes a time in every economic crisis, or more specifically, in every struggle to recover from a crisis, when someone steps up to the podium to promise the policies that — they say — will deliver you back to growth. The person has political support, a strong track record, and every incentive to enter the history books. But one nagging question remains. Can this person, your new economic strategist, really break with the vested elites that got you into this much trouble?”
Video, Transscript

Weitere Aussage:

"Taxpayer money is ensuring their bonuses. We're making sure that banks survive. And eventually, of course, the economy will turn around. Things will get better. The banks will be worth a lot of money. And they will cash out. And we will be paying higher taxes, we and our children, will be paying higher taxes so those people could have those bonuses. That's not fair. It's not acceptable. It's not even good economics."

Das kann ich nur unterstreichen. Wobei ich die Frage nach den Boni als Nebenkriegsschauplatz ansehe: Nur nicht ablenken lassen ...

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