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Jon Talton

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October 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

#iDONTSUPPORT: Your vote on the big banks

Whatever the claims that the Occupy Wall Street movement doesn’t really have an agenda, it’s mad as heck at the big banks: The ones that wrecked the economy, made billions off the bubble, lavishly compensated their big bosses while leading to as many as 30 million un- and underemployed Americans, a juicy taxpayer bailout that left Too Big To Fail institutions bigger and more dangerous than ever — and no justice. Now they want to hike debit-card fees.

Let’s do two Friday polls:

My view of the big banks

What I’m going to do


This Week’s Links:

  • Fact checking the Republican jobs bill || Washington Post
  • Census: 32 states saw poverty increase in 2010 || Daily Kos
  • What does a U.S. worker really cost || The Atlantic
  • Occupy the mortgage lenders || Simon Johnson/Project Syndicate
  • Beijing grows nervous about Occupy Wall Street || LA Times
  • Central bankers must update outdated analytical toolkit ||Gillian Tett/FT
  • How the austerity class rules Washington || The Nation
  • Top banks accused of colluding on ATM fees || Reuters
  • Data that economy’s not so hot getting harder to ignore || Naked Capitalism
  • Start-up nation: A special report || The Atlantic
  • A U.S. manufacturing renaissance is possible || Foreign Policy
  • The 14 most unemployed states in America (South Carolina No. 5) || Business Insider

  • Today’s Econ Haiku:

    The Dow is higher
    Stronger earnings, so they say
    More jobs? No so much

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