Monday, Nov 09, 2009


The Sunday Times: I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

"We’re very important," he says, abandoning self-flagellation. "We help companies to grow by helping them to raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This, in turn, allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It’s a virtuous cycle." To drive home his point, he makes a remarkably bold claim. "We have a social purpose."

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1. icarus said...

Godman Sachs

Monday, November 9, 2009 06:29PM Report Comment

2. will said...

Without the bailout he would be nothing.

Monday, November 9, 2009 08:34PM Report Comment

3. letthemfall said...

' "We didn’t f*** up like the other guys. We’ve still got a balance sheet. So, now we’ve got a bigger and richer pot to piss in," is how one Goldman banker puts it. '

The last days of Rome? Strikes me as US banking depravity.

Monday, November 9, 2009 08:39PM Report Comment

4. James said...

Goldman sachs run by a bunch of crooks in colobaration with the US Treasury. And there economic team are incompetent yet so arrogant. UK GDP declined in Q3, say no more.

Monday, November 9, 2009 08:52PM Report Comment

5. rumble said...

I've been questioning my sanity. This really doesn't help. Increasingly bizarre comments reported in the media. Or has everyone decided this mess is just a big joke?

Monday, November 9, 2009 09:23PM Report Comment

6. d'oh said...

After reading Job and Leviticus, I alway thought God was a bit of a ****.

Monday, November 9, 2009 10:52PM Report Comment

7. hpwatcher said...

mad fool

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 06:24AM Report Comment

8. bystander said...

Maybe the banks are doing 'God's work'. The vatican has a very strong investment arm as does the Anglican church etc. I thought Jesus had banished money lenders from the temples and synagogues? I would have thought there would have been an outcry, as with Lennon's statement, which ultimately led to his death, but nothing. Finance is the snake wrapped around the tree of knowledge, or the Giant Vampire Squid, wrapped around the face of humanity. To quote Ezekiel - "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."......where is Samuel L Jackson when you need him??

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 06:51AM Report Comment

9. charlie brooker said...

Reminds of Rene Bellocq in Raiders of the Ark:

"Do you realize that the Ark is? It's a transmitter. A radio for talking to God! And now it is within my grasp."

Jones retorts "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 08:54AM Report Comment

10. Ndg said...

So God is a money sucking squid? Surely this is blasphemous!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:15AM Report Comment

11. the number cruncher said...

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24

Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days" James 5:1-3

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:32AM Report Comment

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