Previous posts in this discussion:
PostMatt Damon's MIT Graduation Address (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 06/14/16 10:40 am)
Matt Damon was the commencement speaker at MIT, where he blamed the banks for the "the biggest heist in history"--that is, the 2008 financial crisis. However Matt's bashing of the banking industry did not get a lot of applause from the audience, possibly because finance is the most popular industry among MIT graduates as they enter the labor force.
Damon addressed the hypothetical bankers: "It was theft, and you knew it. It was fraud and you knew it. And you know what else? We know that you knew it. I don't know if justice is coming for you in this life or the next, but if it does come in this life, her name will be Elizabeth Warren."
See Matt Damon Bash the Banking Industry at MIT commencement speech:
by Madeline Farber, June 6, 2016
Maybe Matt Damon should have watched Yellen's 9/17/15 press conference.
"US monetary policy is directed toward trying to achieve the goals that Congress has laid out for us."
--Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen 17 Sept. 2015 in reply to a BBC News correspondent Michell Ferry who asked, "Do you consider the US dollar when you're making your policy decisions?" during the News Conference Q & A portion.
It took a BBC News reporter to ask the question and clarify this critical aspect, because the entire American media industry is in cahoots with the politicians and probably the mastermind behind the manipulation of the people. How else could Congress's accountability be hidden for so long? What about the schools and universities? Should they not tell their students how the Federal Reserve Bank works with Congress?
Former New York Mayor Bloomberg said it in 2011: "Plain and Simple," Congress caused the mortgage crisis not the banks:
November 1, 2011
JE comments: Mayor Bloomberg would say that, wouldn't he? Returning to Matt Damon, his address at MIT was provocative, severe, and partisan--not the usual Graduation Day fluff. He lambasted Trump, chided the UK for considering Brexit, and as Bienvenido Macario cites above, attacked bankers for orchestrating the 2008 "heist."
It's a memorable speech, worth a 23-minute investment.