Saturday, November 21, 2009

dirty spivs

"The coming year will be a vintage one for the cowboy, who will be quick to spot new loopholes and make a killing from them. It will feel a bit like the 1970s, when endless recession and aftermath of the secondary banking crisis in Britain made it a high time for spivs and villains. In 2010 there will be a new cast of infamous billionaires―and they won't be MBAs bloated with theories. They will be the barrow boys quick on their feet and lacking any scruples. Their grubby success will make business look dirtier still."
- The Economist, The World in 2010: Beyond the Economic Crisis, pg. 31