Year: 2008

An Inside Story of Wall Street Bank Crashes

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(Expletives not deleted.) After his stint on Wall Street, Michael Lewis wrote Liar’s Poker, a famous book that gave an inside story of the high-rolling Wall Street of the 80’s, with its exorbitant salaries and careless handling of investors’ money.…

Vonnegut and Fellow Authors on Life

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In their latter years, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), and some of his fellow famous authors, each showed, I think, something of his outlook on life with a little story or a quip. For instance, Vonnegut told about an uncle who often…

Springsteen: We are at the crossroads.

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In Cleveland yesterday, 80,000 persons packed in and around Mall C for a rally for Barack Obama where Bruce Springsteen played and sang some songs. After the sing-along “This Land is Your Land”, Springsteen did a monologue, which led into…

Found Unethical in Reality, Palin Spins Fantasy

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The investigator into the firing of Alaska’s Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan by Governor (and Republican vice presidential candidate) Sarah Palin issued his report Friday last week.x1 The firing came after Monegan had stood up to pressure from the governor…