"Everyone is suffering," President Obama said in his speech to a joint session of Congress in late February. He was referring to the global financial and economic crisis, but he didn't have it exactly right. There are some people who are doing well: dollar-store owners, bankruptcy lawyers, gun manufacturers (sales are up!), short-sellers of stock, foreclosure experts, and so on. But some individuals who are doing well are doing really well. Here's a rundown of 10 of the financial crisis' biggest winners:
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Monday, March 23, 2009
Profiting Off Of Misery
Some folks are profiting - big time - over the economic downturn. I suppose that's to be expected, but it's sort of sad, in a way. Mother Jones reports (click on the link to read more) on 10 folks who are making big bucks off of other people's problems...