Friday, June 01, 2012
stupid, crazy, evil
So as Sarah the P. might say, here's a multiple-choice thingy for ya.
Are the folks in charge, the people running this world, the authorities, the big cheeses and head honchos, are they a) stupid, b) crazy, or c) evil?
If you chose d) all of the above, you're absolutely right, too tight, and outta sight!
Atrios and Paul Krugman both picked up on this article and posted the link to it on their respective blogs.
In it, the former patriarch of the church of the American Exception and an ex-Master of the Universe tells us what he's most worried about in this current economy we're suffering through. What do you think that is, that troubles him above all else? Unemployment? The persistence of reckless and dangerous banking practices? The moribund housing market? The strangulation of the public sector?
No, no, no, and no. It's (wait for it)...INTEREST RATES, and the deficit, of course.
It ought to be a clear signal to us "little people," us Lilliputians who dwell in the shadows of the Jamie Dimons and David Kochs of the world, to drop completely out of their world, their economy, their system, and their way of doing things, to the extent that it's possible to do so. The mainstream economy is never going to get any better than it is now, and in fact with stupid, crazy, and evil people in charge, can only get worse.
See also Krugmman and Atrios.