Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today's Ignorant Dolt - Brian Griffiths, of Goldman Sachs

It's, kind of, not fair, when they make it this easy.

Our roster of Our roster of Ignorant Dolts grows again today, with Goldman Sachs advisor Brian Griffiths, salivating, and drooling all over himself, reaching out for that dubious Ignorant Dolt Crown and Sceptre

From Bloomberg;

Goldman Sachs’s Griffiths Says Inequality Helps All (Update1)

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A Goldman Sachs International adviser defended compensation in the finance industry as his company plans a near-record year for pay, saying the spending will help boost the economy.

“We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity and opportunity for all,” Brian Griffiths, who was a special adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, said yesterday at a panel discussion at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The panel’s discussion topic was, “What is the place of morality in the marketplace?”
Yeah, right ...

My life, if I bothered to check, must be generously uplifted, by Goldman Sachs sucking up the bailout money, and then turning around and dishing out million-dollar bonuses.

John, over on Gawker;
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach is quite the Christian apologist for wealthy people; he wrote a book called Morality and the Marketplace and has thought long and hard about how to reconcile the teachings of Jesus Christ with the relentless drive to acquire money. He's done pretty well with it. But wasn't there something about camels, and heaven, and rich men? And if Jesus wants Goldman Sachs employees to get multi-million-dollar taxpayer-financed bonuses, why are the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel launching a shareholder movement to get Goldman to reign in its compensation packages? We guess that, for the fabulously wealthy who go for the whole heaven/hell thing, it makes sense to enjoy as many Amber Lounge after-parties as you can squeeze in while you're in this world, because the one that awaits doesn't really have much to offer.

And, David Dayen, on Firedoglake, wryly observes;
He’s certainly got the “Lord” thing down, right?

Go to the head of the line there, Mr. Griffiths.

We don't want you waiting one single second to pick up your Ignorant Dolt gear.

To bring back the spirit of Richard Dawson, planted with a big, wet kiss;

"Survey Says?"

Survey Shows Name Should Be "Goldman Sucks"

Bonus Ignorant Dolt Brian Griffiths Riffs

Pat Garofalo: Goldman Sachs Analyst: Income ‘Inequality’ Will Lead To ‘Prosperity And Opportunity For All’

Mikkel Fishman: Praise Goldman Sachs And The Other Big Banks

Kathryn Hopkins: Public must learn to 'tolerate the inequality' of bonuses, says Goldman Sachs vice-chairman

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