A Window into the Hidden Workings of our Financial System

Here is a series by Nathan Lewis at The Huffington Post, explaining the hidden workings of our finanical system, using Goldman Sachs as the lens.  I recommend reading them.

About the author

Lewis was Chief International Economist and later Global Strategist for firms providing investment research to institutions.  He previously worked in financial journalism in Toyko.  Today, he is a fund manager.

His writing has been published in the Financial Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Times, Daily Yomiuri, Nikkei Business, Pravda, and other publications. Nathan Lewis has also written for academic publications, and has appeared on television in Asia and the Middle East.

An original thinker — often quite radical — he writes at his website New World Economics.

Other articles by Nathan Lewis


Originally published at Fabius Maximus and reproduced here with the author’s permission.

2 Responses to "A Window into the Hidden Workings of our Financial System"

  1. Anonymous   August 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

    FM,Thank you very much. Yes indeed, GS very much deserve the label, “great vampire squid…”.

  2. Guest   August 14, 2009 at 3:42 am

    We seem to have forgotten the the sweet $12 Bn shovel thru via AIG!!! Interesting UBS got a full dose too, does anyone seriously think American tax frauds will be prosecuted en mass????? Think back to S&L days-a handful of patsys only. My accountant has told me that when I am employed again I should place much of my assets in the hands of UBS-I would be untouchable[watch for this IRS dust storm to vanish soon!!]At least the Boss at GS didn’t visit his historical mansion in Croatia. Is the US now specializing in Baboon/Buffoons for corporate leadership? I could respect venal, immoral criminals if they had class. This crop has NOTHING on Dapper Dan.Sure we need GS, who will manipulate the equities markets otherwise??? Who will provide tasty retirement environments for Geithner and O-man and Rubin and Summers etc etc ad nauseum.On the other hand these guys think all will be OK, but who is to say GS will come thru with the payoffs???? hahahahahahGeorge HarterBaghdadontheHudson, USA