You couldn't make this shite up, it's like the financial papers have been taken over by lefty satirists. Headlines like Goldman Sachs profit bonanza could stoke anger. Via the American Conservative, Quantitative Sleazing How shocking! Goldman Sachs surely wouldn't manipulate markets? Not the saintly concern that engineered the rescue of it's money by a series of sweet tax payer funded interventions. Not that pillar of high finance recently described by Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone as a 'vampire squid sucking the face of humanity' that seems to have "captured" the US Government. You have to admire Goldman's naked chutzpah, having played a large part in engineering the vast Ponzi scheme that is the US economy and watched it crash, not for them the fate of Maddoff, led away in chains or GM, humiliatingly stripped of executive jets and made a wards of state. Goldman have now even found a way to leg it away with the loot and kept the pork flowing. I'm reminded of the advice of another serial fraudster Max Bialystock: ''If you've got it, flaunt it, baby, flaunt it.''.