Comments on: Siwoti Friday: Kwak fisks Langeler http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/21/siwoti-friday-kwak-fisks-langeler/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: howard7 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/21/siwoti-friday-kwak-fisks-langeler/comment-page-1/#comment-15116 Mon, 24 May 2010 03:05:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3956#comment-15116 when it comes to narcissistic self-regard, investments bankers, hedge fund managers, and VCs make the most cosseted, spoiled athletes look like boy and girl scouts.

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By: DonthelibertDem http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/21/siwoti-friday-kwak-fisks-langeler/comment-page-1/#comment-15093 Fri, 21 May 2010 18:02:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3956#comment-15093 Totally off topic, so feel free to kill this post, but does anyone else find this funny?:

http://www.slate.com/id/2254488/

“One early survey conducted in 1915 concluded that about 1 percent of its 1,000 subjects lied excessively. A study conducted in 1988 found that the average age of onset is 16, and 22 is the average age of discovery. A 2005 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that pathological liars have more “white matter”—cells that carry signals to other parts of the brain—in their frontal cortex than other people. In other words, they’re especially good at thinking on their feet.”

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By: DonthelibertDem http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/21/siwoti-friday-kwak-fisks-langeler/comment-page-1/#comment-15090 Fri, 21 May 2010 17:49:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3956#comment-15090 “I have yet to find a non-VC who thinks that VC incomes should be taxed at 15%.”

A great deal of legislation is based on VC-like motives. This is what happens when we pay attention. While we weren’t paying attention, the Financial Sector ( they’re not alone in this, of course, since it’s the backbone of our current system ) was pushing little exemptions for themselves to get around onerous rules. I’m hoping that blogging can help avert some of this perk-specific legislation in the future. Admittedly, paying attention means paying the price of watching some rancid cookery.

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By: OnTheTimes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/21/siwoti-friday-kwak-fisks-langeler/comment-page-1/#comment-15089 Fri, 21 May 2010 17:23:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=3956#comment-15089 The really sad thing about this issue is not that people like Langeler are so off-the-charts greedy (lots of people will rationalize getting the biggest piece of pie), but that Congress is so inept and/or corrupt to let this happen. I know a lot of them don’t believe in taxes at all, but letting this small group of wealthy individuals, who make millions of dollars each year playing roulette (a lot of VCs have absolutely no clue what they are investing in) with other people’s money, pay half the tax rate, is just another example of how politicians really don’t care about anything but getting re-elected.

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