Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
scale that story in the diary's last para up by a zillion or three, and you have them not just using (mythic) future earnings as collateral, but also their grandchildrens' shirts, Gamblers Anonymous, no sh*t.

the fact that their unbridled greed could lead to war, famine and pestilence for millions, if it even occurred to them at all, would just give extra frisson to the depravity.

what if the dow's surge was a direct reaction to finally seeing some symbolic justice done with uncle bernie?

how about if they slam the others who deserve it too, it'd zoom to 36,000!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Mar 12th, 2009 at 06:39:35 PM EST
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