Monday, April 27, 2009

"A New Race of Monsters?"

"Executives from the financial institutions who received funds from the $700 billion banking bailout faced their critics on the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. The chief executives at the hearing are: Kenneth D. Lewis of Bank of America, Robert P. Kelly of Bank of New York Mellon, Vikram Pandit of Citigroup, Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, John J. Mack of Morgan Stanley, Ronald E. Logue of State Street, and John G. Stumpf of Wells Fargo." - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/business/12bank.html?hp
"A line in Dashiell Hammett’s great detective novel, 'The Thin Man', keeps coming back to me. About a particularly toxic family she and Nick Charles have become involved with, Nora asks, “Are they the first of a new race of monsters?” Could there be a more apt description of the contemporary lords of finance, this collection of sociopaths who seem to think that the rest of us exist merely to make them obscenely wealthy?"

2 comments:

  1. It looks as if a 'make-up person' has arranged all the faces in the foto into the same pout.

    Not enough easy money on the table for these parasites -- ever.

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  2. Well, shit Cayote, I might actually enjoy stringing a few of their self-rightous necks into a loop of rope and see what happens.

    O gosh, that's just me blabbering on...time for American Idol.

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