Friday, October 04, 2002

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then, and Robert Musil may have stumbled on one here, when he points out that many of the ethics violations which Eliot Spitzer is gleefully uncovering at Goldman Sachs happened under CEO Jim Corzine, who is presently the Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. Noting the extensive list of beneficiaries of Goldman largesse, "a who's-who of the corporate Go-Go nineties", Musil argues,

Such an extensive list of prominent executives, and such huge amounts, all bespeak a policy made at the very top of Goldman.

Since Musil has belatedly discovered that Chairmen and CEOs (Corzine held both posts) are actually responsible for the activities of the companies they are supposed to be running, I await with baited breath his critiques of Halliburton's accounting irregularities and those messy equipment sales to Iraq under Dick Cheney, and the Texas Rangers baseball team's abuse of eminent domain and other government largesse under George W. Bush.

He might spare a few words as well for Dubya's good friend, the former chairman and CEO of Enron, Ken Lay, who as of this writing remains unindicted...


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