-By Paul Krugman
October 3, 2011- Suppose you were going to write a political-thriller potboiler. You might invent something like this: a family of billionaires who support right-wing causes and pose as super-patriots, while actually using their political influence to cover for wrongdoing on multiple fronts — not just endangering workers and the environment, but even making deals with foreign regimes that are actively anti-United States and sponsor terrorists.
Reviewers would, of course, turn up their noses — this is patently unrealistic, super-villains like that don’t exist in real life.
This isn’t a story on Daily Kos, not that there’s anything wrong with that; it’s a heavily reported piece from Bloomberg that is utterly damning.