The belly of the beast
October 12, 2008 § 2 Comments
Of course, I went to Wall Street. I didn’t plan to, but I felt like walking and that’s where I ended up.
I was there on the afternoon that Congress passed the bailout bill. The markets had risen slightly before tanking later in the day, and it was grey and terribly windy. I noticed a lot of people in business attire smoking outside their buildings, and wondered how many were in the process of resuming the habit. I was also struck by the preponderance of American flags.
Question: When do you suppose it begins to dawn upon a nation that it is in decline?