The Onion

The "Driver Ed" Response to the Financial Crisis

Geithner: ‘Increase Financial Literacy’ I wish it were from The Onion, but unfortunately, it’s not: While Americans from Wall Street to Main Street focus on much-needed financial reforms that will set and enforce clear rules across the financial marketplace, we also need to recognize that most Americans don’t have the knowledge and skills they need...
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SNL on Goldman Sachs

Betting On Its Own Lawsuit?? Best line (to date) about the SEC’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs is this nugget from “The Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live: Goldman Sachs was accused Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission of fraudulently selling mortgage-backed securities to its customers. If convicted, the firm stands to make...
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Trading Parking "Birthright" for a Mess of Pottage?

Chicago & Privatized Parking In an effort to streamline unethical practices and boost illegal profiteering, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced sweeping new plans Monday to overhaul his city’s “antiquated” system of graft. According to Daley, Chicago’s once-great fraudulent institutions have grown obsolete, and City Hall is no longer bilking taxpayers out of as much money...
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Goldman Sachs’ 2010 Encore

Paying Tribute — Financial & Otherwise — to Wall Street’s Lords After emptying the U.S. Treasury (and then some) while crashing the global economy and pocketing billions in pay the last 18 months or so, what do you do for an encore in 2010? Before The Onion gets a hold of the idea, I thought...
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