Tag Archives: Bob Diamond Barclays

a rising tide sinks all ships

The velocity of money. a rising tide sinks all ships. That is, capitalism and democracy have always had an uneasy relationship. They are not partners naturally suited to one another for the most part. Something of an artificial idea; like … Continue reading

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muse and the economy

Or is it the economy and the muse? When individuals are fighting tooth and nail for a living, they look on the arts as a thing apart. Has our affluent society today carried over some of this disdain into a … Continue reading

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knocking on the cones of silence

How did we get into this mess and is there any way to get out? We seem to be on the precipice of nihilism. A triumph of destruction.The final trashing of sound values and tradition. Everything as a giant ponzi … Continue reading

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dial m for money

and manipulation. A nice cozy complicity. How to understand Bob Diamond? Maybe he rose to his level of incompetence. Or, perhaps we can compare Diamond to what writer¬† Jean Genet once said said about himself, that the only thing he … Continue reading

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rate fetish: the price is right

…Leopards break into the temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes part of the ceremony. Kafka, Parables and … Continue reading

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can kicking with operation twist : i’m with stupid

An unfolding drama in which the answer to be found may be in not what is said. The Anglo-American financial system as Marcel Marceau mime.How else to explain the world apart, the disjunct between words and action , or lack … Continue reading

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