Greece paid Goldman to cover up their debt that they had be running for 30 years, because they knew if anyone knew what their debt actually was, no one would lend them any money and their economy would go through the tank. And when we found out in 2010, that is EXACTLY what happened.
You're right Goldman covered up their debt, but they also took hold of their finances and used the country as a dumbing ground for toxic assets.
That's your opinion, I say if you have to live with the decisions a CEO makes that you work for, and who's salery partially comes from your work, you should have a say in those decisions ... but I suppose your cool beinb a subject.I have a definite say in who I buy from and who I'll work for. That's about all the power I am entitled to and should be entitled to.
And we had that option, except the Democrats over here are in bed with the insurance companies, and made it a law that everyone has to have health insurance if they can afford it, which has got to be the biggest gift of corporate welfare I have ever seen.
The other thing I'd like to see changed, is that civil suit cases involving medical "malpractice" HAS to have a jury of experts in medical malpractice. Its ridiculous that medical malpractice insurance in Florida can run up to $56,000. If a doctor is drunk on the job, I understand, but just because there is an unforeseen complication doesn't mean that the doctor owes you a payday. This whole jury of your peers thing isn't working for civil court cases, too often our civil courts are huge mediums for claims fraud.
But either way ... Single payer is PROVEN to work, no country with single payer ever even has people thinking of going back to a private for profit system ... But many of them also have private providers ... and I have no problem with that, but the insurance should be a public not for profit service.
The US does not like the idea of a single payer system for 2 reasons IMHO. First, it pulls the blanket off the idea that we are a totally capitalist system, which we are far from being but like to deny; and Second, single-payer works because the government contains wage costs and medical unions and professional groups will never be willing supporters of that.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I do not have to literally vote on my own salary to have a say in how I am paid.