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October 26, 2009

Giants of Wall Street

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Visual note from the American Bankers Association protests (1, 2) in Chicago:

The ginormous name tags on JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon and Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf (or Dimon and B of A’s Ken Lewis here) are not there, at this point, to inform protestors who they are. They are there to emphasize how much Wall Street movers-and-shakers have protected and profited from their anonymity.

(photo: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images. caption:Demonstrators protest outside the hotel holding the American Bankers Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. A top American Bankers Association official defended its membership against demonstrators gathering in Chicago to protest the industry’s response to the financial crisis.)

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