Episode

1/14 Matt Taibbi: The True Story of The Bailout & Remembering Aaron Swartz

January 14, 2013

Sam remembered and honored the legacy of Aaron Swartz.

Matt Taibbi explained why liberal and conservative lawmakers killed the first TARP bill, the bait and switch that eventually got TARP through Congress, how TARP coddled the banks, why government accepted bonuses and fraudulent accounting, why the to big to fail banks stock prices are still high, why “systemically important” institutions are immune from criminal prosecution and what will the next bubble be?

On The Better Half: We hear from a recovering Libertarian, President Obama plays strong and smart on the debt ceiling, CNBC publishes a stunningly stupid article on income inequality, Pat Robertson morning jock marriage advice and bankers blow up the economy and walk free while Aaron Swartz is targeted.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread! 

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