“Disdain for the uber-rich was unthinkable until —
“It wasn’t the crash of 2008 that led to their fall from grace, nor exposure of the greed and stupidity that required a massive public rescue. It was their graceless reaction to the bailouts: no apologies, remorse or gratitude — even faked; just more arrogance, bonuses, takeovers, foreclosures. Wall Street begged to be occupied. The Unrepentant Financier could have been Time’s Person.”
-Rick Salutin, The decline of deference, Toronto Star, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Rather intriguing . . .