Matt Taibbi

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

Matt Taibbi: Media Is The Real Villain (For Creating A World Dumb Enough For Trump)

"We've created a generation of anger addicts who can't read past the first page of a book. This is why the howls of outrage from within the ranks of the news media about Trump's election ring a little bit false. What the hell did we expect would happen? Who did we think would rise to prominence in our rage-filled, hyper-stimulated media environment? Sensitive geniuses?"

Matt Taibbi: "Gianforte's Win Confirms The Democrats Need A New Message"

There is now a sizable list of election results involving Republican candidates who survived seemingly unsurvivable scandals to win higher office. The lesson in almost all of these instances seems to be that enormous numbers of voters would rather elect an openly corrupt or mentally deranged Republican than vote for a Democrat. But nobody in the Democratic Party seems terribly worried about this...

Matt Taibbi: How Did Russiagate Start?

What exactly is the FBI investigating? Why was it kept secret from other intelligence chiefs, if that's what happened? That matters, if we're trying to gauge what happened last week.

"If Only" - The Untold Origins Of The Federal Reserve

"If only they had more money. If only they could go deeper and deeper and deeper into debt. If only the masses would just get on their knees like good little docile sheep and wisely accept their theories as unvarnished truth. If only they would get 'educated'... If only. Then, we could make real progress."

Matt Taibbi: Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives

"Even people who themselves have been accused of being Russian plants are now accusing people of being Russian plants. As the Russians would say, it's enough to make your bashka hurt."

The Democrats' Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses

Is sanity finally returning? After weeks of ranting and raving about Russian "interference" and Putin-Trump conspiracies, so-called 'intelligence' agencies and high-ranking Democrats are quietly walking back their rhetoric and managing their base's expectations - simply put: there's no 'there', there.

Goldman Defends 'Government Sachs'

"...The charge is that Goldman Sachs is able to extract certain advantages that others cannot... In fact, the opposite is true. Those in government bend over backward to avoid any perception of favoritism."

Extreme Vetting, But Not For Banks

Donald Trump, the man who positioned himself as the common man's shield against Wall Street, signed a series of orders today calling for reviews or rollbacks of financial regulations. He did so after meeting with some friendly helpers...

Nomi Prins On The Goldmanization Of President Trump

In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government.”  Under Trump, an even smaller group will flourish -- in particular, a cadre of former Goldman Sachs executives. To put the matter bluntly, two of them (along with the Federal Reserve) are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.

Matt Taibbi: "Insane Clown President Trump Was Right About The Media"

"The media and politicians had spent so much time with each other that they lost touch with regular people, and Trump capitalized on that... He made the media villains, representative of this out of touch, ivory tower political culture... I think there's some fairness to it..."

The Ultimate "Fake News" List

By circulating this article and this fake news list, we are not calling for these outlets to be censored, we are simply drawing attention to the fact that the very same entities who cry “fake news” are the primary sources for the most damaging, harmful and woefully inaccurate fake news stories in the history of modern journalism.

America After Election 2016: The Gullible & The Shattered

For the moment, of course, the huge majority of the left is consumed with the impending election, and with the perceived imperative of defeating Trump by supporting Clinton as the "lesser evil" candidate. At first glance this seems eminently reasonable. But the certitude that has swept the country regarding the preferability of Clinton over Trump ought to give us pause. For those paying close attention, it is not necessarily clear which candidate is the lesser evil.