“Changing the Rules of the Blame Game” by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
April 13, 2009, 1:00am
A cartoon in the Sunday comics shows that mustachioed fellow with monocle and top hat from the Monopoly game – “Rich Uncle Pennybags,” he used to be called – standing along the roadside, destitute, holding a sign: “Will blame poor people for food.”
Time to move the blame to where it really belongs. That means no more coddling banks with bailout billions marked “secret.” No more allowing their executives lavish bonuses and new corporate jets as if they’ve won the mega-lottery and not sent the economy down the tubes. And no more apostles of Wall Street calling the shots.