The Common Good

Regulating Wall Street's House-of-Cards Casino

100427-house-of-cards-casinoLast month, the Guinness World Records folks certified American Bryan Berg as building the world's largest house of cards, a replica of a hotel and casino in Macau. No offense to Berg's 44-day, 4,000-deck effort, but the Guinness folk have been swindled. A much, much bigger house of cards -- also, as it happens, a casino -- is being built, as we speak, by Wall Street. We saw its predecessor collapse in the crash of 2008, bringing the world economy down with it -- but, as Elizabeth Warren pointed out in the April issue of Sojourners, shockingly,

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