naomi klein on the bailout in this month’s ‘rolling stone’

If it were fiction, this article would be full of hilarious stuff… Here’s a clip:

…And the folks at Morgan Stanley? They’re planning to pay themselves $10.7 billion this year, much of it in bonuses — almost exactly the amount they are receiving in the first phase of the bailout. “You can imagine the devilish grins on the faces of Morgan Stanley employees,” writes Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Weil. “Not only did we, the taxpayers, save their company…we funded their 2008 bonus pool”…

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5 Comments

  1. Meta
    Posted November 13, 2008 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Waiting for Brackache.

  2. Meta
    Posted November 13, 2008 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Just listening to sad trombone and waiting.

  3. Brackache
    Posted November 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    AHA!!! I refrained from posting 3 comments here already! I just checked in to author and eventually decide against a fourth.

  4. Posted November 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Brackache 2010!!!

  5. Robert
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Where’s mention of Naomi Klein’s coup? Is that coup that she claimed occurred a few weeks ago not important to talk about still? That was the mildest response to a coup I have ever seen…one radio show appearance.

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