From “West Side Story”  to the modern remix, “Worst Slide Story.”

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Walt Handelsman via Newsday

Category: Contrary Indicators, Economy, Humor, Psychology

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8 Responses to “Worst Slide Story: A Recession Sing-A-Long!”

  1. drey says:

    Great stuff, Barry. Thanks for the link.

  2. snapshot says:

    Simon Johnson and Michael Perino (who wrote about the Picora Hearing.)
    I hope everyone has seen this.
    Simon Johnson says of the banks, “There is an arrogance of power. They think they’ve won.”

    ~~~

    BR: Cool — I posted an earlier interview with Simon Johnson back in February:
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/02/bill-moyers-simon-johnson-financial-crisis/

  3. Onlooker from Troy says:

    I listened to that Moyers interview with Simon Johnson and Perino on podcast (listen every week).

    Simon Johnson is becoming my hero! Seems like he’s determined to keep beating the drum on the bank issue.

  4. rileyx67 says:

    Whoever composed that has great musical and comedic writing talent (creatives), coupled with incisive understanding of our Markets/Economies crises and their causes…pretty cool in same person!

  5. snapshot says:

    Onlooker – I agree. When Stiglitz, Warren or Johnson speak, I am a listener.
    Have you checked out “The Hearing” site?

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/hearing/

    Folks are posting ideas there like:

    Joseph Stilitz + subpoena power might shed some light on some of what’s going on.

    Barry, the entire rating agency debacle would have to be exposed. How about the timing of the bankruptcy laws to protect the credit card industry.

    The taxpayer is being thrown under the bus. We elect representatives – they become beholden to banks – the end. What an obvious fiasco.

  6. willid3 says:

    i was thinking maybe Spitzer? That NY AG from a couple of years ago maybe? that would certainly put the fear of god into the banksters and their friends?

  7. Mannwich says:

    A really amazing post by Tyler Durden regarding the recent REIT run……

    http://zerohedge.blogspot.com/2009/04/is-there-reit-reverse-inquiry.html#disqus_thread

  8. willid3 says:

    and here some thing else in the same vien.
    http://www.kcrw.com/events/planet_money