Friday, April 27, 2012

Bankrupc* (for Bankruptc*)

It looks like the banks are bankrupting us. (Kind of like the inmates running the asylum.) And by "us" I don't just mean the U.S. The entire world is currently suffering economic implosion at the hands of bankers. It's been a while since we've had a "bank run" in this country, but despite FDIC assurances (and insurance) to the contrary, it could definitely happen again. As a matter of fact, it already has. The worst form of bankruptcy, though, isn't the Chapter 7/11/13 kind, even on a national or global scale. The real problem is moral bankruptcy. If it weren't for unfettered greed, corruption, and class warfare, it's possible we might've been able to solve our financial woes by now. Or at least take a few steps in that direction. This typo is more of a purposeful misspelling, due to the near-silent nature of the letter T here. There were 14 of these in OhioLINK, and 207 in WorldCat.

(Bankrupt Bank (Крах банка) by Vladimir Makovsky, scene of a bank run, 1881, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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