Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dowtown* (for Downtown*)

Dowtown might make a good moniker for the money-grubbing Wall Street, home to the Dow Industrial Average and located in downtown Manhattan. Uptown, downtown, big town, small town—bankers have never exactly been anybody's favorite folks, regardless of the redemptive fantasy of perennial favorites like It's a Wonderful Life. Like the Lord Himself, they giveth and they taketh away. Whether haughty or dowdy, their intent is the same. And once they get their hands on your dough, they hate to let go. Despite all the interest earned, however, I can't say I find it all that interesting. Though you might find it intriguing to know that when your money's in a bank, it belongs more to them than it does to you. Dowtown* was found five times in OhioLINK, and 172 times in WorldCat.

(Reginald Gray's 2007 The Banker, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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