As American unemployment soars, there’s a shroud of confusion around who we can blame for the financial crisis. Though it’s been obscured in a cloud of legalese, Robert Scheer doesn’t think it’s that complicated—he can sum it up in five words: "Wall Street. What fucking thieves." In this video, Scheer names a few of the people he believes can directly take the blame for the crisis. He lays out the evidence in his new work of investigative journalism, The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street (Nation Books). For more information, visit

Braden Goyette