Monday, 26 September 2011

Profiting From Depression

It's difficult to comprehend the utter depravity of contemporary global capitalism, until you see something like this, in which a deeply amoral market trader expresses his disbelief at the amorality of the financial system. When the bewildered civilisations of the future look back at us, they will think we make the late Roman Empire look like a particularly austere nunnery.

But hey, voting for Ed Miliband should fix it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently this guy was an 'attention seeker' & a hoax. Warning the following link does in fact lead to the Telegraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8792829/BBC-financial-expert-Alessio-Rastani-Im-an-attention-seeker-not-a-trader.html

Chris Morris rules the world now . . .

Mr. W. Kasper said...

Don't think he is a hoax, he's just an independent trader who doesn't have to worry about bullshitting on behalf of a firm:

http://www.facebook.com/alessiorastani

Beware of Telegraph creeps with their hatchet jobs. They were fibbing about United Against Fascism last week. It'll be someone else next - whoever the Barclay Twins disapprove of, usually.

Anonymous said...

Indeed papers now tell me he is real, but just 'small potatoes': http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/29/alessio-rastani-no-prank

Antonio Pavez said...

hedge funds - there's no crisis in cayman islands :)

Phil Knight said...

He's taken seriously by the kind of capitalists (Austrian I guess) who object to neoliberal capitalism (there's actually plenty of them):

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/09/philip-pilkington-twitterifying-catastrophe.html

But you know, we live and die by our predictions.....