Thursday, March 15, 2007

This Begs for the Berube Treatment

I get an email newsletter from a guy who runs a hedge fund. No idea why. He says he sends it out to over a million people a week. Maybe he's hoping Congress someday allows the middle class to invest in hedge funds and is trying to build a potential client list. Who knows? Anyway, one of the nice things he does is send out articles by George Friedman of Stratfor for free to us. That, and summarize debates among investment analysts, bankers, and academics--you know, the capitalist priesthood--over how to interpret the global economy.

So anyway, in his most recent essay that popped up in my inbox, Friedman uses a poker metaphor of dubious merit to explain why Iran and the U.S. have been publicly negotiating with each other in recent weeks. Strike one. And along the way he repeatedly refers to the Bush administration as "crippled." Strike two. Feel free to read the essay to find the third strike.

I think the WAAGNFNP needs to get apocalyptic on Stratfor. This is a job for the Chairman-for-Life! If only there were some means by which he could transmit his words to us over teh intertubes....

4 comments:

spyder said...

I see only the Neo-Feudal Lords of Capital consolidating their fiefdoms around their own mints, demanding obediance and tithes from the peasant classes. Capitalism is a mind virus, while religion is the obfuscator used by the NFLC to control the ignorant serfs.

As for people who actively advertize themselves as the
"Shadow CIA" do nothing but fuel the conspiracy theorists on all sides. Perhaps another request to not look behind the curtains.

The Constructivist said...

Just like an English prof to focus on the guy's language, eh?

Wonder if the economy is structured like one, though. Guess we'd have to ask Baudril--d'oh!

The Constructivist said...

Now that I think of it, interpreting geopolitical diplomacy and determining who gets what writing credits on a Hollywood movie sound at least as interpretatively complicated as reading any literary text....

The Constructivist said...

..with perhaps slightly more at stake?