Donner Party anarchism

Fates for bankers worse than pitchforks.

Kevin Drum reports that Barack Obama told bank CEOs:

My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.

There are worse fates than pitchforks.


(G20 protester in London, courtesy of The Telegraph)

The RBC – and I’m confident I also speak for my fellow bloggers here – does not endorse this suggestion, at least unless the economy gets considerably worse. Cubicle-reared investment banker is not healthy eating: there are unsafe levels of residues of toxic derivatives, testosterone, and recreational drugs.

However, six months of free-range activity and a diet of acorns would purge these, improve banker muscle tone and transform the fat into healthy monounsaturated oleic acid.

Author: James Wimberley

James Wimberley (b. 1946, an Englishman raised in the Channel Islands. three adult children) is a former career international bureaucrat with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. His main achievements there were the Lisbon Convention on recognition of qualifications and the Kosovo law on school education. He retired in 2006 to a little white house in Andalucia, His first wife Patricia Morris died in 2009 after a long illness. He remarried in 2011. to the former Brazilian TV actress Lu Mendonça. The cat overlords are now three. I suppose I've been invited to join real scholars on the list because my skills, acquired in a decade of technical assistance work in eastern Europe, include being able to ask faux-naïf questions like the exotic Persians and Chinese of eighteenth-century philosophical fiction. So I'm quite comfortable in the role of country-cousin blogger with a European perspective. The other specialised skill I learnt was making toasts with a moral in the course of drunken Caucasian banquets. I'm open to expenses-paid offers to retell Noah the great Armenian and Columbus, the orange, and university reform in Georgia. James Wimberley's occasional publications on the web