May 31, 2017
The Vampire Squid rescues an infamous autocrat
Who says two amoral and corrupt institutions with diametrically opposing ideologies can't collaborate to sink even lower together?
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After running against Goldman as a candidate, Donald Trump licks the boots of the world's largest investment bank Goldman Sachs, infamous investment bank and symbol of international predatory capitalism, has made a devil's bargain with Nicolás Maduro, the infamous left-wing dictator of Venezuela who claims to despise companies just like Goldman. As Forbes writes: "What happened is that the Venezuelan Treasury owned some bonds issued by PDVSA, the national oil company. They sold those bonds to Goldman Sachs at a serious discount to face value." Maduro's authoritarian government has been rocked by protests this spring thanks to widespread econom…