Monday, December 15, 2008

Wooo! Dude! Way to set the world on fire!

The Madoff scandal is now threatening global banking according to the BBC.

British banking officials have harsh words for American regulators today.
  What regulators?  We don't need no stinkin' regulators!  
  It was supposed to be the mysterious workings of the amazing grace of the free market that would make everything right, right?  
We're just so shocked that the crooks would run riot after we fired all the cops.
It looks like what we got was not market utopia but wild swine loose in the corn crib.  And it looks like we are all now subsidizing those swine with our tax dollars.

Look!  Now see what you've done!   You made Ayn Rand cry!

6 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

There are the 2 strategies, the Goats and the Sheep.

The Goats are hierarchical; first the big Goat eats, then the next, then the next... When it's the Sheep's turn the tray is empty.

The Sheep eat all at the same time, all gathered around the tray. All get their share.

; = )

What we've had these last 30 years is a perverted form of the strategy of the Goats; a kind of Pyramid-game combined with what we call Svarte Petter (Black Peter).

Everyone looses (maybe except one) and someone gets stuck with the loosing card.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

There are the 2 strategies, the Goats and the Sheep.

The Goats are hierarchical; first the big Goat eats, then the next, then the next... When it's the Sheep's turn the tray is empty.

The Sheep eat all at the same time, all gathered around the tray. All get their share.

; = )

What we've had these last 30 years is a perverted form of the strategy of the Goats; a kind of Pyramid-game combined with what we call Svarte Petter (Black Peter).

Everyone looses (maybe except one) and someone gets stuck with the loosing card.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Ayn Rand must be the most over-advertised writer ever...

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

The first (2 ;=) comments is about why the Sheperd separates the Goats and the Sheep when they reach home.

Out in the mountain/desert they all eat peacably together as one flock, because they eat different things - and there is enough for all.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Much miss-interpreted, however...

I think; intentionally.

JCF said...

Look! Now see what you've done! You made Ayn Rand cry!

*LOL* Doug (all those loonie Randians can bite me---but better yet, can I bite them? When I get so hungry, they start looking like roasted chickens?)