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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Jamie Dimon - suppressing the truth with power

In response to FT Week in Review by Tom Braithwaite on 16th January 2015, entitled Jamie Dimon returns to bombastic form'

"He wrapped his bank in the flag...he has always had the biggest presence of the current crop of Wall Street titans, a legacy, in part, of his longevity at JPMorgan but also his history of speaking truth — as he sees it — to power"

What does it say about the state of the financial system, the wider world, and the country that the flag represents, when one firm pays out circa $30bn in fines and settlements, but no-one, that's absolutely no-one, goes to jail? 

He may see himself telling truth to power; I think suppressing truth with power is a more accurate description.

People are not afraid of falling prices - governments and central bankers are

Jimmy the Diamond says breaking up JPMorgan would hurt US financial power