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Plutocracy’s a Goofy Prosperity or, The Hedgefund and the Foxhole

Plutocracy’s a Goofy Prosperity or, The Hedgefund and the Foxhole

Running a government is not unlike being a soccer mom: you’re a chaperone and chauffeur, you’re in charge of seat belts and timing belts, gas in the car, breakfast in the kids’ bellies, the right uniform(s) washed the night before, the right equipment packed this morning; you remember to pick up the extra cones or water bottles, to pick up some other kids in the car pool; you’re capable of coaching or reffing if needed, but if not you make at least three calls on your cell during the game: to your aging mother and did she take her medicine, to your other sister and how did her second date go with that new guy, and the bakery to order the cake for your best friend’s surprise 40th birthday.  It is multitasking to the nth degree, with an almost superhuman awareness of needs and sensibilities.  Running a business is more like being a professional field goal kicker: you’re here to do one thing and one thing only.  Read the rest of this entry »

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