It's a crowded, bi-partisan recitation of rogues, sociopaths, and bureaucratic nitwits. The list includes --
- Federal regulators who did everything they could to subvert prudential financial regulations;
- Alan Greenspan and other directors of the Federal Reserve;
- Mortgage loan brokers who deliberately wrote and then palmed off on others "liar's loans;"
- Corporate banking executives who fired whistle-blowers and promoted cheats and con-men;
- Accountants who deliberately failed to call out liar's loans for fear of losing customers;
- "Pathogenic" employee pay policies that rewarded fraud while punishing honesty;
- Timothy Geithner, former head of the influential New York FED during the Bush Administration and now Obama's U.S. Treasury Secretary;
- Bush appointees (former) SEC chairman Cris Cox and FED chairman Ben Bernanke;
- The giant blood-sucking "vampire squid" known as Goldman Sachs;
- "Top" Goldman Sachs executives from CEO Lloyd Blankfein on down the corporate chain of command;
- The entire "Bush wrecking crew" of anti-regulation regulators who remain to this day embedded in the federal bureaucracy;
- Goldman Sachs alum Robert Rubin's many "protégés" whom President Obama has named to virtually every choke-point in the financial regulatory system; and
- As a bonus, the extremist ideologues in Academia and on the bench who teach and write that Wall Street doesn't need and shouldn't enforce anti-fraud laws because the system is "self-cleansing." Really. They teach that to young business students.
The televised interview can be seen here. A written transcript is here.