The Audacity of Greed
People don't work on Wall Street or even generally invest in the stock market to better the conditions of humankind and life on Earth. Investments are not often the stuff of altruism.
Wall Street is about greed, as in "greed is good."
And so what do we expect?
President Obama reprimanded Wall Street scions today for taking $20 billion in bonuses last year, even when there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Of course they would take those bonuses. And run.
It's a money brothel, not a volunteer fire department.
It's a greed machine, not the Peace Corps.
It's: "Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what the American brand (and loop holes) of the "free market" can do for you.
The lion that is the audacity of greed makes the audacity of hope seem like a mouse.
And so, will real change come?
A change of values? Against the grain of human nature?