The most memorable quote during this Matt Taibbi interview on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night comes at about three minutes in when, in response to the oft-asked question of why no bankers are in jail as a result of the financial crisis, Taibbi remarks, “There’s this really, kind of scary psychological moment that we’ve crossed in America where we no longer think of a certain kind of offender as appropriate for jail”.
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Sadly, it gets even better from there when talking about such things as the HSBC drug money laundering settlement and the infamous “Holder Memo” that played a key role in that memorable quote above. This is a lengthy interview and part 2 is here.