Mediterranean Country Learns 100 Years After Everyone Else That Goldman Sachs Rules The World

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Italians have been complaining lately that Goldman Sachs “runs their country,” a not necessarily untrue statement, considering that Prime Minister Romano Prodi, central bank president Mario Draghi and deputy treasury chief Massimo Tononi are all ex-Goldmanites. And they’re not just irked about the presence of the Golds for Golds sake (though: could you blame them?).
What they’re bothering to piss and moan over to the New York Sun is that their government is being dragged into a little game of Legal or Illegal?. At question is the Siemens-Italtel merger dating back to the mid-90’s that Goldman Sachs may be involved in (Prodi was on the GS payroll from 1990-1993 and again in 1997). We’re the first ones to say that fraud’s not cool and would probably even take some sort of pleasure in writing a few posts about the Untarnishable Goldman standard being flecked with a bit of marinara sauce, but we’re realists whose cookies are frosted by people who don’t get how the world works, i.e. that Goldman Sachs runs it. US Treasury—Goldman Sachs. The Third World—Goldman Sachs. New Jersey—Goldman Sachs.
Italians Grumble That Goldman Sachs Is, in Effect, Running Their Country [NYS via CWS]

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