Which planet was that? Pandora?

“There is no mention anywhere in his [Paulson’s } book of how the crisis was built on the backs of consumers—abused and trampled upon by a banking sector that brags about “ripping the faces off” its customers. And Paulson does not discuss the need for consumer protection vis-à-vis financial products. It’s almost as if he is on a different planet.”

Simon Johnson, Inside M an, review of Hank Paulson’s ON THE BRINK.

Unobtainium remains ever beyond our reach, goading us on, every reaching for the stars. Yummy!

Johnson concludes,  Paulson has the answer, and on this final point he has a moment of clarity, “The largest financial institutions [today] are so big and complex that they pose a dangerously large risk.” Exactly right.

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