The Bonus Boom

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If you want to know how Wall Street coasted through the recession, make sure you check out MoJo‘s Kevin Drum and David Corn’s recent chat with Bill Moyers. But if you want the short version, check out these charts and infographics from our current issue. We’ve crunched the numbers on the real size of the bailout (try $14 trillion and counting), how Wall Street barons lined their nests while the sky fell around them, federal aid for the lenders behind the subprime mess, and Big Finance’s favorite members of Congress. And there’s more (see below). Make sure you’ve taken your blood pressure meds first. 

 

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You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

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