Comments on: The twilight of the nepotists http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/ 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: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47869 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:00:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47869 …and lest anyone read that last post and think I’m partisan… The well educated, humble, public servant, war-hero who ran the country before our soon to be first non-gentleman, somehow got his rather unexceptional son elected and then re-elected… while his good son ran Florida. I kind of hope that Jeb runs against Hillary. For one it would be like old times, and for two it would herald the new dawn of Nepotism since the current version of it is apparently on the way out.

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47867 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:27:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47867 Pot to kettle: you are almost half as black as I am. Our fly still open ex-president and soon to be first non-gentleman makes seven or eight figures talking to our business leaders who are fighting over how to funnel cash to a campaign which hasn’t even begun yet.

My son is 3 and I have yet to achieve any measurable wealth or power… but if I ever do I can promise you I’ll use it to give him any advantage I can.

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By: cassander http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47866 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:24:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47866 @crocodilechuck “Andrew Ross Sorkin: the epitome of a fawning, unctuous brown nosed sycophant.” And I have been thinking I was the only one who felt this way. He is seriously nauseating.

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By: Dollared http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47863 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:51:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47863 Thanks for flagging this, Felix. Sadly, this is not the twilight. As the elites continue to monopolize opportunity in the world, this will only intensify.

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By: crocodilechuck http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47858 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:14:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47858 Andrew Ross Sorkin: the epitome of a fawning, unctuous brown nosed sycophant.

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By: worm600 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47857 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:10:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47857 This is tangential to your point, but I think you’re misunderstanding the concept of guanxi. The term refers to the development of personal relationships, but is not inherently related to nepotism per se. (For example, gift-giving would be a perfectly common way to establish guanxi.)

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47856 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:51:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47856 Nepotism is endemic to humanity, not the rich.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/08/20/the-twilight-of-the-nepotists/comment-page-1/#comment-47853 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:12:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22345#comment-47853 Their system is actually more ethical than ours. At least there the people in government dominate the businessmen; they wrings bribes out of them (one way or the other), and they tell the business-types what they can and can’t do. Nobody is under the illusion that these foreign businesses give orders to the Red Princelings, right? Over here, …

Wall Street buys its own people into positions of authority in government and appears to (continue to) give orders to them while they are in government – The Street always gets the lightest kind touch when its caught red-handed in felonies, always gets its way on everything else.

Allowing a single industry as potentially and historically dubious as financial services to effectively own the government – that’s more dangerous and indefensible than what’s happening in China, isn’t it?

I can’t believe I’m stooping to post this here, but the issue is too important … and I can’t believe the guy who wrote this piece is the same guy who wrote last December that the Feds were correct to let HSBC and its people off totally free on trafficking and other felonies. WTF?

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