Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On Jamie Dimon

The BEAST » Blog Archive » The 50 Most Loathsome Americans:
"7) Jamie Dimon
Crimes: It takes a special kind of asshole to helm a publicly bailed-out multinational bank — one guilty of defrauding investors, bid-rigging, bribery, and market manipulation — to a 23% market cap loss, earn an astounding $42 million doing it, and fail to grasp why people hate your thieving guts. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is that special kind of asshole. As a part of the stunningly obtuse nonprofit advocacy group “Job Creators Alliance,” Dimon joined his fellow embattled billionaires in denouncing the OWS “imbeciles” who, in the words of Tom Golisano, make them want to “vomit.” He may not get why people hate his guts, but he gets that they do, which may help explain why JPMorgan Chase donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the NYPD’s pepper spray fund.
Smoking Gun: “Acting like everyone who’s been successful is bad and because you’re rich you’re bad, I don’t understand it.”
Sentence: Mob violence."

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On Equality

The Great Debate: America and Equality | Crooks and Liars:
""We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." - Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1776

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." - Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 19, 1863

"When was America all about everyone being equal?” - Florida contractor and Gingrich fundraiser Mary Forristall, quoted in the Washington Post on Jan. 28, 2012"

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Bad News For StatsCan

Statscan’s chief economic analyst quits - The Globe and Mail: "Statistics Canada’s chief economic analyst has quit, citing concerns that internal debate at the agency is being stymied."

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Answer to Yglesias' question is a resounding NO!

King of Bain: Was Mitt Romney a “looter” or a “corporate raider”? - Slate Magazine:
"At Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was a cold, ruthless destroyer of jobs and families. Does America need someone like that in the White House?

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