Easy money: Goldman Sachs execs pocket $55 million in insider sale


To get a sense of what Goldman Sachs (GS) has pulled off in the last two years, consider:

Goldman Sachs was directly responsible for creating, marketing, and trading many of the toxic financial instruments behind the mortgage crisis and resulting recession. The bank's irresponsible behavior nearly caused its collapse, and taxpayers had to bail it out. Public funds saved Goldman Sachs, which this year is minting money and watching its stock soar.