"It's not even 2008 yet and already this presidential campaign has been going on too long. ... So, in utter frustration, I would make the following modest proposal: Just call off the election and let Goldman Sachs take over. After, all it seems to run just about everything already", Randall Forsyth (RF) in "The Goldy Standard", at Barron's, 19 November.
Count me a member of the "Black Helicopter" crowd. Guilty as charged. I agree, "Goldman's good fortune cannot be explained by luck alone". Amazing, a hedge fund manager does not want further regulation. What did Helicopter Ben (HB) think Mindlich would say? How do these NYT reporters know what is discussed at HB's quarterly meetings?
Amen Randy. Your "modest proposal" is Swiftian! I have thought these things for months. RF is closer to the mark than he thinks in titling his piece, "The Goldy Standard". I first wrote of the Bloodless Coup on 13 November also see my 15 November, "Dr. Doom Returns".