Matt Taibbi

Behold! Matt Taibbi’s “Archipelago Man”

Successor to Thomas Wolfe’s “Master of the Universe” Once upon a time, human beings were lowly Neanderthals. Gradually, Neanderthals evolved into Cro-Magnons, and from there into Homo Sapiens. What is mankind’s next (d)evolutionary step? According to muckraking journalist (and amateur anthropologist) Matt Taibbi, it is “Archipelago Man,” as personified by none other than Mitt Romney. Archipelago Man in...
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Goldman Sachs Exec: Clients “Muppets”

The Two Secrets to Job Satisfaction In my 10 years at Edina Realty, I’ve attended easily 1,000 company meetings — small, big, and everything in between. Never, absolutely never, in any of those meetings, did I ever hear fellow Edina agents refer to their clients as “Muppets,” “marks,” or “suckers.” At Goldman Sachs, that happens...
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Matt Taibbi’s Pen: Mightier than the SEC’s Sword

Why Goldman Sachs Should Hire Matt Taibbi The most the Securities and Exchange Commission could exact from serial transgressor Goldman Sachs — for what appeared to be blatant fraud that netted the firm billions — was a measly $550 million fine last Summer. By contrast, in just one day of trading (yesterday), Matt Taibbi’s latest Rolling Stone...
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Matt Taibbi on "Wall Street’s Big Win"

The New Financial Crisis, Same as the Old One? Don’t have time to read thousands of pages of (purposefully) arcane legislation, to figure out whether the financial reform bill Congress passed this Summer really reforms how Wall Street does business? (I guarantee you that few if any members of Congress read the bill in its...
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Taibbi on Wall Street, Addicts & Con Men

Guess Who the Addict Is? No, Matt Taibbi hasn’t mellowed since his infamous Rolling Stone article last summer (“Inside the Great American Bubble Machine”). Here’s an excerpt from the sequel: Instead of liquidating and prosecuting the insolvent institutions that took us all down with them in a giant Ponzi scheme, we have showered them with...
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Deal(ing) with the Devil

Why Be a Goldman Sachs Client? I’d rather have the SOB in the tent and pissing out, then the other way around. –Lyndon Baines Johnson He may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch. –FDR It’s a question that’s been gnawing at me since at least last December, when...
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