Saving The Rich From Their Own Greed
Well, that`s about the size of it – insane, almost psychotic speculators and other species of vermin prowled around the world’s stock markets, buying and selling with the self-deluding rapacity of someone selling bricks out of a dam so that people can build houses further downstream. And then the UK and US governments come along and, instead of banning or at least freezing the operations of these hyenas subject to criminal investgations, they buy all the bad loans and crummy debt caused by the fabrications of the Mickey Mouse economy…AND THEY DO IT WITH PUBLIC MONEY, IE THE TAX DOLLARS AND POUNDS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE!!! And, unsurprisingly, the stock markets give a big cheer and go off on another buying and selling and profiteering binge with OUR money. That is what it amounts to.
Sickening is too mild; enraging only begins to cover it.
postscript – yes, you`ll notice that the last few posts have been about politics when this is supposed to be the blog of a SCIFI guy working on his new book. So I`ll turn my attention back to these matters for a while, but in the meantime you should keep tabs on developments in the US election by looking in at The Young Turks website, http://www.theyoungturks.com/ and go via the Youtube tab to get their uptotheminute vlogs. Highly recommended.
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