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Greece Today, US Tomorrow
David Guyatt Wrote:(my bolding below)

Quote:Bank lobbyists know that the financial game is over. They are playing for the short run. The financial sector’s aim is to take as much bailout money as it can and run, with large enough annual bonuses to lord it over the rest of society after the Clean Slate finally arrives.

Really? I've seen nothing that convinces me that bankers know the game is over and that a "clean slate" is imminent.

On the contrary, it seems to me that that their financial heist and subsequent taxpayer funded bailout has been spectacularly successful and is set to become the template for future generations of smirking, eye-winking, nose-touching Lords of the Universe.

Keith - thanks for posting. Hudson's analysis is, as usual, highly astute.

That said, I agree with you David re the above.

To adapt Charles' framework, the traders are mechanics and the bosses of the investment banks and multinationals are, at best, faciitators. I believe most of them are deluded, and have no sense of what will happen when they've sucked the trough dry and robocop can no longer hold back the rioters.

The sponsors are a different case. I suspect a key component of Their game is a perennial Strategy of Tension...
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war

Messages In This Thread
Greece Today, US Tomorrow - by Keith Millea - 11-05-2010, 04:11 PM
Greece Today, US Tomorrow - by Peter Lemkin - 11-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Greece Today, US Tomorrow - by David Guyatt - 11-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Greece Today, US Tomorrow - by Jan Klimkowski - 11-05-2010, 07:42 PM

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