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Does the Position Come with a Black Leather Trenchcoat? - De File
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cbertsch
cbertsch
Does the Position Come with a Black Leather Trenchcoat?
Apparently, intellectuals can make a difference:
Dear Editor:

Contrary to popular belief, Jeff Skilling's 24-year sentence is
profoundly unjust--and the media bear a major portion of the blame.

Ever since the fall of Enron, those covering Enron have treated as
fact every conceivable ax-grinding smear against the company, while
treating as absurd any explanation for Enron's fall other than a
massive fraud engineered by Lay and Skilling. (One such explanation is
that the company's highly leveraged, trust-based business model could
not survive revelations of embezzlement by CFO Andy Fastow in
post-bubble, post-9/11 market conditions.) During the trial, the media
failed to inform the public that the prosecution was coming nowhere
near proving its central allegation that Jeff Skilling was guilty of
conspiracy.

What explains this conduct? Our journalists and intellectuals, accept
the idea that the pursuit of profit is morally tainted. Thus, they
assume that whenever anything goes wrong in business, it is the result
of crooked behavior by greedy, rich CEOs--and slant their coverage
accordingly. This practice is putting numerous innocent men in jail,
and instilling terror throughout corporate America.

Alex Epstein
Junior Fellow
The Ayn Rand Institute
2121 Alton Parkway #250
Irvine, CA
949-222-6550 ext. 208
Here I'd been thinking that progressives had been shunted to the margins of American society. But it turns out that they have been "instilling terror throughout corporate American." Maybe you do need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: October 25th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I could have told you progressives instill me with terror, any time you might have asked. ;)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 25th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You must have been watching those RNC commercials. They've certainly convinced me that they only way to protect my freedom is vote for the politicians who have the courage to protect it.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: October 25th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 25th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: ::Amused::

I love those sidebar ads! Liberals are fun to date because they're so liberal. Conservatives are fun to date because they're so conservative.
bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: October 25th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We are Randroids. Social skills are futile. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be poo-poohed.
kolakoski From: kolakoski Date: October 26th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Our journalists and intellectuals, accept the idea that the pursuit of profit is morally tainted."

Apparently grammar can too, make a difference that is.
From: e4q Date: October 26th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

nevermind

just get the trenchcoat and wear it for your heidegger lectures. (dogs on chains optional)
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