Fighting America's 'Financial Oligarchy' Economist Simon Johnson discusses the next phase of the financial bailout. In the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly, Johnson insists that the U.S. government will have to get rid of its "financial oligarchy" to regain economic stability.
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Fighting America's 'Financial Oligarchy'

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Fighting America's 'Financial Oligarchy'

Fighting America's 'Financial Oligarchy'

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At a press conference in July 2008, Simon Johnson and members of the IMF predicted a global recession. Stephen Jaffe/IMF / Getty Images hide caption

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At a press conference in July 2008, Simon Johnson and members of the IMF predicted a global recession.

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