This talk was given at the City Club of Cleveland, Ohio on April 5, 1968, the day after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Two months later Robert F. Kennedy himself was assassinated on June 6, 1968.
"It's led to is this sense of impunity that is really stunning, and you feel it on the individual level right now. I have waited for five years to see one figure on Wall Street speak in a moral language. I've waited for a judge, for our president, for somebody, and it hasn't happened. The final point is separating the politicians from the crooks, but maybe that’s so close together that they can’t actually be separated. Maybe it’s just the same community." Jeffrey Sachs
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery.