Links: 2010-04-08 – The Rebirth of Eliot Spitzer
- BBC News – UK household savings lowest in 40 years say ONS
- Banks write down €40bn in loans – Irish, Business – Independent.ie
- Reverse engineering confirms Apple iPad is ‘a really big iPod Touch’
- With Demand for Failed Banks Building, FDIC Tries New Tools to Lower Losses
- GM: More Troubles Coming Down the Road – Business – The Atlantic
- Eliot Spitzer’s Long Road to Redemption – NYTimes.com
- Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com
- Meet a Citigroup Whistleblower: Richard M. Bowen III – Deal Journal – WSJ
- Can The U.S. Government Assassinate U.S. Citizens Based On Secret Evidence? – Swampland – TIME.com
- Consumer credit unexpectedly falls in Feb| Reuters
- FT.com – China is beginning to frustrate foreign business
- The Born Ultimatum | The Mess That Greenspan Made
- Guest Post: Banking Industry Insiders Call for Breaking Up Giant Banks « naked capitalism
- Why Men’s Friendships Are Different – WSJ.com
- Why we must break up the banks | Dean Baker | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
- FT.com / Comment – Why the Greek rescue isn’t going to plan
- Does Austrian economics understand financial crises better than other schools of thought? | Martin Wolf’s Exchange | FT.com
- Al Jazeera English – Middle East – Iraq outrage over US killing video
- Apropiación indebida corrupción y manipulación contable núcleos del fraude | Economía – Finanzas
- Have Bloggers “Won”? And Is That a Bad Thing? « naked capitalism
- What Happens When EVERYONE Is The Media? – The Wire – Business Insider
Spitzer’s “long” road to redemption? I mean, really. Only in a moral sewer like the United States could the past of a slug like Spitzer be tossed aside as just so much irrelevance. And here he is leading the moral charge against the interests! See what membership in the ruling class and lots of bucks can do for you? No temporal punishment for sin for them. Why you’re never held to account for anything, adultery, torture, the sale of your political office to powerful interests, war crimes, the murder of Iraqi and Afghanistani children, I could go on and on. Better that Spitzer crawl under a rock like the worm that he is than to posture as the personification of “reform”. The day is fast coming when the people will see that Spitzer and the ruling class filth like him face justice. In that day it will be enough that you were simply identified as a politician.
Spitzer’s actions which caused him to resign were inexplicable (though not illegal). And it’s not my place (or yours) to judge. I know you have Christian convictions, so you should know this.
However, when it comes to the reform movement, he makes a lot of sense.
“And it’s not my place (or yours) to judge. I know you have Christian convictions, so you should know this.”
Oh, please. I’m assessing an objective and acknowledged act of adultery here, not some wild speculation about the man. And if you have Christian convictions you’d be equally offended. Maybe its time for you to attend to your own moral sensibilities rather than offering lectures those that already have them.
“However, when it comes to the reform movement, he makes a lot of sense.”
You select who it is that you want to lead “reform” and I’ll select who it is that I’d want to lead it, eh?
Who’s offering the lectures? It is you. I attend to my moral sensibilities. I suggest you do the same and stop throwing stones.
“I attend to my moral sensibilities. I suggest you do the same …”
Yeah, please, attend to your moral sensibilities. You really need to when all you can manage is a “ho-hum” over a blatant act of adultery in a “public servant”, someone taking a paycheck from the people of his state. And I’d suggest that you stick to economics where you have a valid claim to competence. Moral theology wouldn’t seem to be your strong suit.
You’re well over the line. What I think about this issue privately has nothing to do with this blog. That’s why I haven’t said anything. YOU are the one injecting your moralistic tone into this. Let’s leave it at that. You are pushing your luck here.
It’s you that picked the fight here, chief. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. And as for being “over the line”, there’s something for which I need you, specifically? I hardly think so.
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