Bon… AIG est la compagnie qui assure les papiers commerciaux. Donc si ces papiers chient, c’est AIG qui doit payer (liste des bénéficiaires).170 trilliards (on sait pus trop comment appeler ca…. mais c’est plus de zéros qu’on est habitués!). Si je comprends bien, ils financent ceux qui ont pris les risques et ceux qui assurent ces risques!!! Donc on paye tout en double ici!!! Pour fêter tout ca, AIG se paye des bonus…..
[nytimes] Paul Krugman ne croit plus qu’Obama va réussir…
The Obama administration is now completely wedded to the idea that there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the financial system — that what we’re facing is the equivalent of a run on an essentially sound bank. As Tim Duy put it, there are no bad assets, only misunderstood assets. And if we get investors to understand that toxic waste is really, truly worth much more than anyone is willing to pay for it, all our problems will be solved.
[nytimes] WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials and Republicans alike were nearly universal in condemning the $165m in bonuses that the American International Group, which has received more than $170 billion in taxpayer bailout money from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, is to pay executives in the business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.
[RollingStone] Le décappant MATT TAIBBI écrit un long article sur le rôle de AIG. À lire absolument!
Liddy made AIG sound like an orphan begging in a soup line, hungry and sick from being left out in someone else’s financial weather. He conveniently forgot to mention that AIG had spent more than a decade systematically scheming to evade U.S. and international regulators, or that one of the causes of its « pneumonia » was making colossal, world-sinking $500 billion bets with money it didn’t have, in a toxic and completely unregulated derivatives market. …
That’s the essence of the bailout: rich bankers bailing out rich bankers, using the taxpayers’ credit card.