The New Global Elite: Southern Californians, mark this on your calendarSubmitted by vincebodie on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 14:23
With four Wall Street banks controlling half the assets of the nation’s banking system, average investors are outmatched by high-speed computer trading and disadvantaged by private equity insiders and hedge funds that are first in line to reap greater rewards. Finance journalists Chrystia Freeland and Felix Salmon explain how the “too big to fail” bankers are driving the disparity of wealth at home while creating a new global elite abroad. Freeland is the global editor-at-large for Reuters and the former U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times. Salmon is the award-winning blogging editor for Reuters and a regular contributor to NPR’s Marketplace.
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