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Here is just one reason why we need you. Wall Street is folding. We are currently the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Ralph Nader has predicted this meltdown for years. He wrote warning letters to the media and government alike, spelling out the problems and offering solutions. He was ignored. Now his predictions are reality, with bank after bank failing and the government taking on catastrophic debts to bail them out. The media, however, is treating the event like freakish accident, leaving us without any information about the sources of the disaster or the possibilities for relief. What’s more, they refuse to cover Ralph’s predictions of the crisis or his suggestions for curbing it. The consequences of this kind of bias are criminal — millions of people have already lost jobs, pensions, and homes because of it, and it won’t stop until we know where it came from and how to fix it.
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Big Banks Go Bust: Time to Reform Wall Street
Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of “The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer” (www.conservativenannystate.org). He also has a blog, “Beat the Press,” where he discusses the media’s coverage of economic issues. You can find it at the American Prospect’s web site.
~ by ClapSo on September 20, 2008.
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Tags: Activism, Bank Failures, corpoRATe welfare, corpoRATion, Crash, economic disaster, ELECTION, ethically challenged, government bailouts, LEMON SOCIALISM, LET NADER DEBATE!, Mortgage, Mortgage Crisis, MSM, Nader!, open the debates!, OPEN THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES!, Politics, Pork barrel spending, progressives, WTF, YOU!