Where was the alarm?
There was no alarm — for this was the ‘blind hand of the market’ at work, the leveling way of globalism, the new world order moving through, preparing the way for the triumph of capitalism uber alles. Few were the politicians who gave voice to this immense social suffering. Fewer still used their power to try to assuage their pain, for they too were drunk on the wine of globalism. But when the ripples spread upwards, from the foreclosed homes to the foreclosing banks -and from the banks to investment houses, Congress stirred from their drunken stupor, and rang alarm bells loudest. “It’s an economic 9/11!”, some bellowed; “It’s a financial tsunami!”, yelled others.