Posts Tagged ‘BP Oil Spill’

Yachts, And the Rising Tide that Lifts Them

I read this piece in the Chicago Tribune today (h/t RMP’s Blast…), and I couldn’t help but notice how drastically it missed the point, which is the simple  fact that it seems like all of these people who not only cause the world’s catastrophes, but the pancaked ninnies who tell us about them, have yachts, so [...]

Mud People

As the BP disaster continues to unfold I’m struck again by the emergence, probably odd to most people, of the universal but bizarrely general term, “mud,”  blithely used to describe the many and various goops of the industrial world as though people have any concept of what the hell that means.  No one bothers to [...]

Horton Hears a Who

“We care about the small people” –BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, (who appeared to be of normal size.) What a genius….  Stuff like that always goes over big with the 90% of Americans who happen to be Lilliputians, not unlike that time when Leona Helmsley declared that she, too, was too darned gigantic to even pay [...]


The more I hear about the BP oil spill, the more I’m struck by the fact that, to save a few bucks, the 4th largest corporation on earth just basically flushed itself down the toilet, and yet almost nobody is talking about the aberrant system of incentives that caused this to happen.  Didn’t the tough [...]