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Inequality Hurts Economic Growth. Well, Duh. No Surprise, S&P Late To The Party

One response to this might be “better late than never”. Actually, the spin on this story neglects to actually talk about the role S&P actually played in the financial crisis. But, apparently, the geniuses at S&P have now figured out what any normal person would understand: when a few people get all the marbles, not much is left for the others.

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S&P Will Be Charged, But Nothing Will Change

A long time ago, I wrote about the bankruptcy of the ratings agencies, pointing out that S&P and Moody’s were a cog in a corrupt machine. The only startling fact in the saga about the ratings agencies is that anyone paid any attention to them anymore — the world of the chattering classes would shake every time one of these clowns issued some pronouncement about the economy, even as evidence mounted about their role. So, now, it appears at least S&P will face some judgement — though it is to be seen how harsh.

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S&P Is Just A Tiny Cog in The Corrupt System

    I am perplexed by the storm of criticism leveled at Standard & Poor’s. Don’t get me wrong–that S&P, or any of the ratings agencies, is even taken seriously is a monumental farce, given their role in the financial crisis.   But, we’re missing the point:   It is a mistake to solely blame the […]

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