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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Wall Street vs. the world

Good to see that somebody else gets it, too. But there are so many ordinary people nowadays who've bought into the whole "you-too-can-get-rich-by-playing-the-markets-like-a-Wall-Street-mover-and-shaker", it's difficult to see many people looking past the dollar signs in their eyes to actually do anything like disinvestment when there's a potential buck to be made.

Gordon Gecko is still out there in most of the suburbs of America and the bottom line for most is the dream of a big dividend rather than an honest acknowledgement that many investments are unethical and probably ultimately ruinous for both country and planet alike.

Sadly, it seems that for most people it's all about the Benjamins these days.


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