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US needs the Iceland option: If 'Too-Big-to-Fail'' Means Too-Big-To-Jail' It Should Mean 'Too-Big-to-Be'

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When people whose primary driving motive in life is greed, power and endless acquisitiveness -- which is what we're talking about when we consider people like JP Morgan Chase's chairman, president and CEO Jamie Dimon or Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein -- are told that they are beyond prosecution, it is an open invitation to rapacious criminal activity, and that is what we have witnessed in the years both running up to the 2008 financial meltdown and in the years since.

It's past time for the American people to wake up and demand an end to this outrage. We need to be more like Iceland: Prosecute the bankers!

DAVE LINDORFF is a member of ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent, uncompromised, five-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper. His work, and that of colleagues JOHN GRANT, GARY LINDORFF, ALFREDO LOPEZ, LORI SPENCER, LINN WASHINGTON, JR. and the late CHARLES M. YOUNG, can be found at www.thiscantbehappening.net

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