April 8, 2009
An author who saw the global financial crisis coming fears the next bubble will come in the form of inflation and has little confidence U.S. President Barack Obama’s team is up to the challenge ahead.
[efoods]”The Democrats have replaced the Republicans as the big benefactors to the financial community,” said Kevin Phillips, author of “Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism.”
“The financial community is donating more to Democrats than ever before and you’ve got more Democrats in the financial community, creating a very powerful pattern there. I don’t think you’re going to see the Obama administration and Congress willing to be tough enough in dealing with these things,” he told Reuters.
Phillips, a former strategist in the Nixon White House who has turned highly critical of the Republicans and voted for Obama in 2008, published “Bad Money,” his 13th book, a year ago.
The paperback edition came out March 31 with a revised preface and afterward, interpreting the events of the past year, but the prescient body of “Bad Money” remains unchanged.
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