[FoRK] Confessions Of A Wall St. Nihilist

Simon Wistow simon at thegestalt.org
Tue Jul 27 09:58:06 PDT 2010


“Jesus H. Christ, Ames– you’re even more clueless than the idiots who 
managed the Lehman collapse. I mean, didn’t everyone get it how badly 
those idiots screwed up with Lehman? It was the biggest screw-up this 
hemisphere has ever seen. You had Secretary Paulson and Fed Chief 
Bernanke scratching their asses not knowing what to do, so then they go, 
‘OK, we’re supposed to be a free market economy, and we’re supposed to 
be the Republicans—let’s try something different for a change since 
nothing else is working. Let’s go out on a limb and actually give this 
“free market” thing a whirl. Who knows? Maybe the “free market” really 
works the way we always say it does. Nothing else seems to work, let’s 
let the free market decide Lehman’s fate. Maybe corporate-socialism 
isn’t the answer.’ So they hung Lehman out in the free-market, and BAM! 
The. Shit. Hit. The. Fan. No shit, dudes—the free market is for suckers, 
didn’t your daddy teach you idiots that? Not only did Lehman 
collapse—everything collapsed; confidence in the entire system 
collapsed. And here’s what I’m trying to explain to simpletons like you: 
Our economy is just a confidence game. Don’t ask me how it got this way, 
don’t care.”

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