Some stuff falls by the wayside in a wordy article. This is that. I clipped a large chunk of Goldman stuff from the crime section, so I’ll probably make it its own thing.
Henry Paulson – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former Goldman CEO. Stand-up comedian. While distributing $700b in bank relief, he alley-ooped Goldman by letting their last real competition die of thirst. This guy closed more banks than Thanksgiving. Goldman promptly converted itself into a bank-holding company to qualify for $10b in relief it could use to loot the corpses of those same investment banks.