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Of course I agree with nearly everything in your post. Just a note on AGI. The government is now out of it. Note only did they get back their $180 billion to prevent it from going under, but have made quite a profit in addition - $22.7 billion. It is amazing that we hear so little of this. I for one never thought we would get our money back, but it turned out to be a huge success.

http://stopcontinentaldrift.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-aig-bai...
http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2012/12/us_government_p....
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