July 21st, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes:

Under the proposal, towns would essentially be seizing and condemning the man-made mess resulting from the housing bubble. Cooked up by a small group of businessmen and ex-venture capitalists, the audacious idea falls under the category of “That’s so crazy, it just might work!” One of the plan’s originators described it to me as a “four-bank pool shot.”


Cities and towns won’t need to ask for an act of a bank-subsidized congress to do this, and they won’t need a federal judge to sign off on any settlement. They can just do it. In the Death Star of America’s financial oligarchy, the ability of local governments to use eminent domain to seize toxic debt might be the one structural flaw big enough for the rebel alliance to fly through.

One Response to “SO CRAZY, IT MIGHT JUST WORK…!”

  1. Jeff Hess says:

    Good morning friends,

    The editor of Rolling Stone added a note at the end of Taibbi’s piece pointing to two articles written by North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller:

    No Wonder Eminent Domain Mortgage Seizures Scare Wall Street, and

    UnHAMPered: FDR’s superb fix for our housing crisis.

    The fact that this idea has Wall Street gnawing on skulls tells me that the idea has serious merit.

    Do all you can to make today a good day,


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