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Survey: Americans Realize Big Banks Got the Spoils

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Bailouts,Really, really bad calls | Comments Disabled

Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies (apparently, three-in-ten Americans don’t have a clue).

Pew reports that sizable majorities say the beneficiaries of government policies are large banks and financial institutions, large corporations and wealthy people. The beneficiaries according to the public:  69% say large banks and financial institutions gained the most; 67% noted large corporations, and 59% said wealthy people.

 

 

survey crash [1]

and this:

DN_Winners_Losers [2]
Source: PEW [3]

People have finally come around to realizing what happened and who made out like bandits. I guess better late than never.

 

 

Sources:
Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies [3]
By Bruce Drake
Pew Research September 20, 2013
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/20/majority-of-americans-say-banks-large-corporations-benefitted-most-from-u-s-economic-policies/

Five Years after Market Crash, U.S. Economy Seen as ‘No More Secure’ [4]
PEW September 12, 2013, 
http://www.people-press.org/2013/09/12/five-years-after-market-crash-u-s-economy-seen-as-no-more-secure/#winners-losers


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[3] PEW: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/20/majority-of-americans-say-banks-large-corporations-benefitted-most-from-u-s-economic-policies/

[4] Five Years after Market Crash, U.S. Economy Seen as ‘No More Secure’: http://www.people-press.org/2013/09/12/five-years-after-market-crash-u-s-economy-seen-as-no-more-secure/#winners-losers

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