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The Crime of Our Time: Was the Economic Collapse “Indeed, Criminal?”

A Review of Danny Schechter’s Book

by Stephen Lendman

“The Biggest Crime In The World.”  That’s what former Wall Street banker Nomi Prins told Schechter when he interviewed her last December. “You’re talking double-digit trillions of dollars – minimum – already in the beginning of 2009, and we are nowhere near done with finding out how much loss there really is.”

One estimate was $197.4 trillion, including “monies lost, value depreciated, and money spent to try to stabilize the system….and that (figure) may be low,” yet it’s incomprehensible. And getting to the bottom of it through a modern-day Pecora Commission may duplicate the 9/11 whitewash. According to economist Dean Baker:

“Instead of striving to uncover the truth, (an investigation) may seek to conceal it” and tell banksters they’re free to steal again.

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