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Look at several videos and then read some of the corresponding Articles.  Matt Taibbi is very clear on who he thinks is responsible to today's economic crisis.

Matt Taibbi
Matt Taibbi

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Videos | Interviews
  1. Majority Report | Matt Taibbi: The Conspiracy To Destroy Our Pensions (10/07/13) [42:49]
  2. DN | Matt Taibbi: Talking Jamie Dimon With Sam Seder of 'The Majority Report' (10/01/13) [16:15]
  3. DN | Matt Taibbi: on Bailout Secrets & How New Foreclosure Deal Spares Banks From Justice (01/11/13) [16:26]
  4. Matt Taibbi: After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Execs Avoid Jail? (12/13/12) [12:05]
  5. DN | Matt Taibbi: After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Execs Avoid Jail? Part 1 (12/13/12) [12:05], Part 2 [5:54]
  6. *Bill Moyers | Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith: The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia (06/22/12) [26:57]
  7. *Reporter Matt Taibbi Says Fraud and Bailouts Are the Secrets to Bank of America's Success (03/22/12) [19:22]
  8. Matt Taibbi on the Explosive Resignation of Goldman Sachs Executive Greg Smith (03/22/12) [3:04]
  9. Dylan Ratigan | "Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail" by Matt Taibbi of RollingStone. Exclusive on the fallout of the financial meltdown and banks still "cooking the books".
  10. *Keith Olbermann: Matt Taibbi, Koch-Topus (10/25/10) [6:59]
  11. Matt Taibbi on The People vs. Goldman Sachs [24:24]
  12. *Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail - Matt Taibbi Democracy NOW (02/22/11) [10:19]
  13. Matt Taibbi - Griftopia | Danny Schecter - NYC (11/03/10) [1:03:39]
  14. *Dylan Ratigan | Matt Taibbi Discusses "Obama's Big Sell-Out to Wall St"(11/29/09) [7:34]
  15. Meet Author Matt Taibbi: Commodities Market [46:40]
  16. *Wall Street Insiders Are Using the Bailout to Stage a Revolution-1/2 (03/27/09) [10:24], Part 2 [9:22]
  17. GRITtv | Matt Taibbi: Why AIG Was Saved (03/25/09) [2:51]
  18. Matt Taibbi Talks About Secret Wall Street Committees(06/17/08) [8:13]

Articles (newer articles on top)
  1. Lurid Subprime Scams Unveiled in Long-Running Fraud Trial (12/12/13)
  2. Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality (12/04/13)
  3. Nobody Should Shed a Tear for JP Morgan Chase (10/25/13)
  4. Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending (10/11/13)
  5. Pension-Fund Looters Get Tax Breaks, Too (10/04/13)
  6. Talking Jamie Dimon With Sam Seder of 'The Majority Report' (10/01/13)
  7. Looting the Pension Funds (09/25/13)
  8. Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal (08/15/13)
  9. New Bank Investigations: Real Action, or More of the Same? (08/08/13)
  10. Electing Anthony Weiner Isn't As Funny As It Sounds (07/25/13)
  11. Explaining the Rolling Stone Cover, by a Boston Native (07/25/13)
  12. Chase, Once Considered 'The Good Bank,' Is About to Pay Another Massive Settlement (07/18/13)
  13. Chase Made Errors in Nine Percent of Credit-Card Collection Lawsuits, Internal Survey Finds (07/11/13)
  14. Everything is Rigged, Vol. 9,713: This Time, It's Currencies (06/13/13)
  15. As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point (06/06/13)
  16. Deja Vu on the Hill: Wall Street Lobbyists Roll Back Finance Reform, Again (05/21/13)
  17. Everything Is Rigged, Continued: European Commission Raids Oil Companies in Price-Fixing Probe (05/15/13)
  18. Who Can Stop the Koch Brothers From Buying the Tribune Papers? Unions Can, and Should (05/10/13)
  19. Too-Big-to-Fail Takes Another Body Blow (05/01/13)
  20. While Wronged Homeowners Got $300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got $2 Billion (04/26/13)
  21. Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever (04/25/13)
  22. Dan Loeb Simultaneously Solicits, Betrays Pension Funds (04/11/13)
  23. The Growing Sentiment on the Hill For Ending 'Too Big To Fail' (04/03/13)
  24. Wikileaks Was Just a Preview: We're Headed for an Even Bigger Showdown Over Secrets (03/22/13)
  25. Senate Hearing on J.P. Morgan Chase and the Infamous 'London Whale' Episode (03/15/13)
  26. Senate Hearing Tomorrow, When J.P. Morgan Chase Will Be Torn a New One? (03/14/13)
  27. Fallout from 'Untouchables' Documentary: Another Wall Street Whistleblower Gets Reamed. (03/04/13)
  28. Justice Department's New Get-Tough Policy Is, Well, Beyond Laughable. (02/20/13)
  29. At Least We're Not Measles: Rationalizing Drone Attacks Hits New Low. (02/14/13)
  30. 'Bailout': Neil Barofsky's Adventures in Groupthink City. (02/06/13)
  31. Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House. (01/25/13)
  32. 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Osama bin Laden's Last Victory Over America (01/16/13)
  33. Hank Greenberg Should Be Shot into Space For Suing the Government over the AIG Bailout (01/09/13)
  34. Secrets and Lies of the Bailout: One Broker's Story (01/08/13)
  35. *Secrets and Lies of the Bailout (01/04/13)
  36. *Angelo Mozilo, Former Countrywide CEO, Claims He Doesn't Know What 'Verified Income' Is (12/28/12)
  37. Glenn Hubbard, Leading Academic and Mitt Romney Advisor, Took $1200 an Hour to Be Countrywide's Expert Witness (12/20/12)
  38. Is David Brooks Teaching Humility at Yale the Most Pretentious Moment In History? (12/19/12)
  39. *Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War is a Joke (12/13/12)
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  41. Hey, Rush Limbaugh: 'Starting an Abortion Industry' Won't Win You Female Voters (11/08/12)
  42. Election Day Is Finally Here: Tonight Is Going to Suck No Matter What (11/06/12)
  43. Hurricane Sandy and the Myth of the Big Government-vs.-Small-Government Debate (11/01/12)
  44. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Speeches Make Me Miss George Bush (08/31/12)
  45. *On Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and Private Equity (08/29/12)
  46. More Evidence Wall Street Is Overpaid (08/21/12)
  47. Goldman Non-Prosecution: AG Eric Holder Has No Balls (08/15/12)
  48. When Did Sandy Weill Change His Mind About Too Big To Fail? And Why? (08/03/12)
  49. Taibbi, Spitzer: LIBOR, Too Big To Fail, and the 'Upside-Down World' of Wall Street (08/30/12)
  50. Octopus: Read This Book to Understand Wall Street (07/24/12)
  51. From an Unlikely Source, a Serious Challenge to Wall Street (07/20/12)
  52. *The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia (06/20/12)
  53. Another Hidden Bailout: Helping Wall Street Collect Your Rent ()
  54. *Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail. ()
  55. On Goldman Executive Greg Smith's Brave Departure ()
  56. Guy Who Rented All 94 Rooms of Aspen Hotel for Party Scores Awesome New Goldman Job ()
  57. J.P. Morgan Chase's Ugly Family Secrets Revealed ()
  58. Bank of America In Trouble? ()
  59. A Victory for the Public on Foreclosures? (01/28/12)
  60. Is Obama's 'Economic Populism' for Real? (01/26/12)
  61. The Best Politicians Money Can Buy (01/17/12)
  62. Matt Taibbi: Everything You Need to Know About Wall Street, in One Brief Tale (01/13/12)
  63. Matt Taibbi: Revolving Door: From Top Futures Regulator to Top Futures Lobbyist (01/11/12)
  64. The $2 Billion UBS Incident: 'Rogue Trader' My Ass (09/15/11)
  65. *Revolving door of employment between Congress, lobbying firms, study shows (09/12/11)
  66. RS: MT: The 'Big Short' and Goldman's New Story (06/09/11)
  67. The People vs. Goldman Sachs (05/11/11)
  68. *Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? (02/16/11)
  69. *The Real Housewives of Wall Street
  70. Invasion of the Home Snatchers (11/10/10)
  71. Wall Street's Big Win (08/04/10)
  72. BP's Next Disaster (06/22/10)
  73. Wall Street's War (05/26/10)
  74. The Feds vs. Goldman (04/26/10)
  75. *The Great American Bubble Machine (04/05/10)
  76. Wall Street's Naked Swindle (04/05/10)
  77. Looting Main Street (03/31/10)
  78. Wall Street's Bailout Hustle (02/17/10)
  79. *The Big Takeover: How Wall Street Insiders are Using the Bailout to Stage a Revolution (03/22/09)

Matt Taibbi Bio
Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi (born March 2, 1970) is an American author and journalist reporting on politics, media, finance, and sports for Rolling Stone and Men's Journal, often in a polemical style. He has also edited and written for The eXile, the New York Press, and The Beast.

Taibbi joined Mark Ames in 1997 to co-edit the controversial English-language Moscow-based, bi-weekly free newspaper, The eXile. Of Exile, Taibbi said, "We were out of the reach of American libel law, and we had a situation where we weren't really accountable to our advertisers. We had total freedom." In the U.S. media, Playboy magazine published pieces on Russia both by Taibbi and by Taibbi and Ames together during this time.

In 2002, he returned to the U.S. to start the satirical bi-weekly The Beast in Buffalo, New York, which he eventually left declaring that "Running a business and writing is too much." Taibbi continued as a freelancer for The Nation, Playboy, New York Press (where he wrote a regular political column for more than two years), Rolling Stone, and New York Sports Express (as Editor at Large). Taibbi said being a journalist was a "career failure. I wanted to be a novelist," he announced at an NYU lecture.

Taibbi left the New York Press in August 2005, shortly after his editor Jeff Koyen was forced to quit over issues raised by Taibbi's column "The 52 Funniest Things About The Upcoming Death of The Pope". "I have since learned that there would not have been an opportunity for me to stay anyway," Taibbi later wrote.

Taibbi became a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, penning feature-length articles on domestic and international affairs, along with a weekly political online column titled "The Low Post" for the magazine's website. Taibbi writes for the print edition of Rolling Stone, and contributes to their website in his current blog, "Taibblog". A later online column titled "Year of the Rat" was meant to document the 2008 election season, but it ended after only a few postings.

Taibbi covered the 2008 presidential campaign for Real Time with Bill Maher, and he has made several guest appearances on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and other MSNBC programs. He also has appeared on Democracy Now! and served as a contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Taibbi is an occasional guest on the Thom Hartmann radio and TV shows.

His July 2009 Rolling Stone article "The Great American Bubble Machine" described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money".

Tackling the assistance to banks given in foreclosure courts, Taibbi traveled to Jacksonville, Florida to observe the "rocket docket" to process foreclosures without regard to the legality of the financial instruments being ruled upon, speeding-up the process to enable quick resale of the properties while obscuring the fraudulent and predatory nature of the loans, and a reluctance to allow public observance of the court proceedings. "Invasion of the Home Snatchers" was published in the November 25, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.

As financial scandals continued to rock the world during 2012, Taibbi's analyses of the machinations garnered him invitations to nationally broadcast television programs as an expert who could explain the events as they unfolded and their importance to viewers and moderators alike. In a discussion of the Libor revelations, Taibbi's coverage in Rolling Stone was singled out by Dennis Kelleher, president of Better Markets, Inc., as most important on the topic, that had become required reading to remain informed.

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