What Has Changed on Wall Street? — Nothing

Andrew Sorkin has been studying the financial meltdown on Wall Street, followed by the epic financial bailout on Wall Street, and Jon Stewart thought erroneously that some lessons might have been learned, and that people might have adjusted their views on capitalism.  Sorkin informs Stewart in the interview that Wall Streeters still think “greed is good.”  Watch the interview.  As further confirmation of the repetition compulsion in the financial sector, Michael Douglas will appear in a 2010 film called Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.  The Sorkin assessment counts as something more than plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, because Obama claimed to be the presidential candidate of change.

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