Sunday, November 21, 2010

Matt Taibbi On the Ongoing Criminality of Major U.S. Banks, Wall Street, and The Capitalist Domination of Government


The always provocative, incisive, and dynamic investigative political journalist and acclaimed author Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine is easily one of the best and most informative writers in this country on the political economy of capitalism in all of its contemporary social and cultural dimensions, its extremely pernicious national/global domination of our lives, and what really needs to be done about it. The following interview with Matt appeared on the Tavis Smiley program on PBS November 12, 2010...


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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of five books, including the best seller The Great Derangement and, his latest, Griftopia—an account of the ongoing political and financial crisis in the U.S. Taibbi previously held various editorial positions and won a National Magazine Award for commentary. He also played pro basketball in Mongolia, was one of the first Americans to play pro baseball in Russia and worked as a sports editor for the Moscow Times. The Huffington Post named Taibbi one of its 2010 Game Changers.