People say that this financial crisis was everybody's fault. They say that Wall Street played a role, but that Main Street shares some of the blame too. But let's be honest with ourselves, and each other. We know that this is almost entirely Wall Street's fault.
Anyway, in exchange, we'll continue to funnel our money through 401(k)s and IRAs, and we might even bail you out if you get into some real trouble. We're not asking for a mile, more like an inch. We'll also try not to think about the fact that the average CEO makes as much as 262 times that of the average worker (in 1978 it was only 35 times as much) or the fact that Goldman Sachs paid out record bonuses this year (somewhere between $19 and $22 billion total - an average of more than $500,000 per employee). We'll also try not to think about the fact that you're probably reading this article on the deck of your Wi-Fi enabled, $12 million yacht in the Caribbean. Yours, Main Street