jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / By Jesse / February 7, 2013
“If you follow issues like Too-Big-To-Fail or Wall Street corruption long enough, you realize that the reason things don’t get done about them by our government has very little to do with ideology or even politics, in the way most of us understand politics.
Instead, it’s a bizarre, almost tribal mentality that rules our capital city – a kind of groupthink that makes extreme myopia and a willingness to ignore the tribe’s ostensible connection to the people who elected them a condition for social advancement within.”
Matt Taibbi, Neil Barofsky’s Adventure in Groupthink
Personally I think this is the corrosive influence of the credibility trap, the amorality of careerism, and of course, an ambivalence towards white collar corruption as the inherent entitlement of privilege. There seems to have been a shift in perspective amongst the new ruling class from noblesse oblige todroit du seigneur. This is what Robert Johnson calls ‘the audacious oligarchy.’
While it is recovering much of this sudden, five minute loss even now, with spot back to 1680 already, the hit on the gold market in the New York trade this morning was fairly blatant.