I see that gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi has a new piece about the "gradual takeover of the government by a small class of connected insiders, who used money to control elections, buy influence and systematically weaken financial regulations." Taibbi's case study is the now-famous AIG. Of course, the piece was released during a week in which the House passed a retroactive 90% tax on bonuses, which might not be the best evidence that the company has the government completely cowed.

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