Posts Tagged ‘Banksters’

The Less You Pay

In comments recently, Dirigo quoted an advertising slogan that has had me pondering the dreary resignation inherent in our late-stage crony capitalist system ever since:  “The Less You Pay, The Better You Feel.” Left out of this seemingly practical equation is the necessary corollary that this is only a posture taken if one generally expects [...]

Really?

Before an embarrassingly admiring audience of US Senators, the mysteriously still-employed CEO of something called JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, summed up the pesky disappearance of a few billion in taxpayer-backed cash and ten times that in shareholder value thusly: “Importantly, our team has made real progress in aggressively analyzing, managing and reducing our risk going [...]

My Lying Eyes

When I walked into the Bureau of Development Services, finding it packed as usual, I filled out my form to place in the first of five boxes, and settled in for a long wait.  The plans I was submitting were for an extensive remodel, a rebuild, really, of a house that, had it not been [...]