14 8 / 2012
"I like to think of the Treasury and the Fed as two characters in the Mafia movie The Godfather."
An actual line from Paddy Hirsch’s new book. And it gets better: apparently the Treasury secretary is Tom Hagen (the Robert Duvall character), while the Fed chairman is Luca Brasi. (“Brasi is a hired gun. He’s highly trusted by the Corleones, but he’s not a family member.”)