For the Citizens’ Arrest of a Fugitive Big Banker
$1000 reward to be paid by Adbusters for the public apprehension and arrest of any of these fugitives from justice charged with financial crimes against humanity:
The man who willfully steered America’s most influential investment bank, Goldman Sachs, into the Financial Crisis of 2008, Blankfein oversaw the intentional mass-selling of garbage assets to Goldman clients, bankrupting millions of Americans along the way. He is still CEO.
The Clinton era architect of deregulation and derivatives, Rubin was the primary force behind the repeal of the Depression era Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, which separated investment and retail banks. Repealing this Act flipped a switch that triggered the 2008 Financial Meltdown.
Removed from his presidential position at Harvard on allegations of racism and sexism, this charmer has been the steadiest player in deregulation since the 1990s. After cashing in on the Crash, Obama named him the 8th Director of the National Economic Council, where he advocated corporate tax-cuts as the solution to America’s financial problems and secured fat bailout cash for the banks and investment funds that employ him.