Saturday, February 21, 2009


Bernard Madoff ran a Ponzi scheme, disguised as a successful Wall Street business, stealing a whopping $50 billion dollars from investors. Today he's under house arrest in his luxury villa, only able to go out to dinner in his local neighborhood (in NY's Financial District) and meet friends in lower Manhattan. A hundred fifty years ago, another, less costly solution would have presented itself.

If he was Japanese, he would have had the good grace to step in front of a high speed train or something. However, today, Madoff sits smugly drinking fine wine and eating chateaubriand, thumbing his nose at the world. It's interesting to question whether we're civilized these days or merely stupid.


WoFat said...

Neat photo. "We don't put up with no shoplifting around here, pard."

LL said...

I was clearly born 150 years too early or 150 years too late.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

We're mearly stupid!

String him and his sons (you know they were part of it) up, take ALL their money and wordly possession (leaving a bit for the supposedly unsuspecting wives) and give them to the people he stole from!

Also, LL, turn on your "reply to message" feature, pretty please.

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