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What, no Jerome?

by Frank Schnittger Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:34:45 PM EST

Money Central - Times Online - WBLG: Ten people who predicted the financial meltdown

The financial events of recent weeks have filled many of us with shock and panic. Surely no one could have predicted that we would be in this mess? Well, actually, they did. Here are ten people who saw the financial meltdown coming...

1. Vince Cable - deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats

2. Christopher Wood - chief strategist of CLSA, a broking firm in the Asia-Pacific Market.

3. Founders ofwww.stock-market-crash.net - website aimed at investors

4. Henry Weingarten - astrologer

5. Nouriel Roubini - economics professor

6. Nikolai Kondratiev - Russian Marxist economist

7. Founders of Housepricecrash.co.uk - property website

8. Lord Oakeshott - Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman

9. Stephen Roach - senior executive at Morgan Stanley.

10. Ron Paul - Republican Congressman

 Discuss.


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"A Jewish astrologer, a Russian Marxist and a Libertarian from Texas walk into a bar..."

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:51:01 PM EST
some would say the original Russian Marxists were jewish astologers (ducks).

But where would that leave Kolontai?

I have utterly failed to think of a punchline, but it would probably involve the bartender shooting the first two and making the libertarian buy drinks for the house.

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 at 08:07:28 PM EST
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Why did they leave the mexican Jesus off the list?  Didn't he actually throw the credit derivative swaps people out of The Temple?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:51:12 PM EST
What, two senior Lib Dems and not Labour or Tory?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:55:32 PM EST
Did you help compile the list?

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:01:40 PM EST
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You gotta be joking.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:05:16 PM EST
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It's ok to be proud.

Vote McCain for war without gain
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:23:12 PM EST
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Perhaps the two listed websites advertise on Times Online.  Wouldn't do to list a third for free.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 at 12:57:29 AM EST
That's what you get for Not Being Serious™.

Also it has to be asked - could putting astrologers in charge of Wall St possibly have been any more disastrous?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Oct 24th, 2008 at 05:24:21 PM EST
Quartal converted to sidereal time. What's not to like?

But how would they know when to ring that bell?

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 24th, 2008 at 05:38:02 PM EST
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