Monday, December 7, 2009

My heart bleeds for the filthy rich.

From the Economist: The rich tax themselves to stay rich.  Interesting.

Buttonwood tackles the issue of banker bonuses.  As does Richard Murphy.

I am very bitter about the finance industry.  In college, I thought that I would lose my friends to their significant others.  But it looks like I've lost many of them to banks  When people ask my friend if she has a boyfriend her response is, "Yes.  His name is Deutsche Bank."  Sad.

In a gchat conversation today:
----: we better getting bonuses this year or else i legit have mcd's hrly wages


Will post answers to Crossword #4 on Friday when I put up a new crossword!

Extra: Great visualization of income inequality in NYC here.


  1. I agree completely with you, Buttonwood, and Murphy. The people we know in banking should receive bonuses--they work long hard hours. Obviously their bonuses will be taxed, which is a much simpler and more constitutional way for the government to draw blood for the "indescretions" of the banks. Hopefully the bonuses will be handed out. Too bad I can't say the same for my dad--the VA aka the government is stingy with bonuses this year.

    Love the NYC thing. Kind of shocking, too.

  2. hey, that website is really cool!