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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Wall Street-Washington Complex

Today I read an article that may have provided the most detailed and accurate look into the fundamental dysfunction with the US government that I have encountered in a long time. Here is the money quote from the article:

"The close alliance among Wall Street and the economics departments of the major universities and the West Wing of the White House is the military-industrial complex of our time. That it has an effect on our governance is beyond question. How pernicious and distorting these effects are, how cynical many of its participants might be, and what might be done to change the system are being fiercely debated in Washington."

Read the entire article here and prepare to feel ill. Also take a careful look at the large graphic on Page 2, noting all the different administrations and both major parties represented in this "revolving door" of corruption between Washington and Wall Street. Justin Raimondo of has said that there are not really two different parties in Washington, just one- the War Party. I don't necessarily disagree with his assessment, but I'd add that the single party in Washington is also the Wall Street Party.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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