The Financial Class – Hypermasculine, Cultish and Class-Conscious

March 13, 2010 by and tagged , , , ,

The great Yves Smith (have you gotten a copy of her book yet?) over at Naked Capitalism (which should be in everyone’s newsreader) has posted a great demonstration of the ways in which financial class behaves in a fashion very similar to cults and very class conscious. The post is a bit longish but worth everybody’s time if one wants a greater understanding of our overlords.

A snapshot:

Smith does not go into the gender aspects of this but there is certainly no doubt that hypermasculinity plays a major part in what she discusses. Combined with the cultish and class-conscious, quasi-Randian aspects, this makes for a very dangerous mix, obviously.

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One Response to “The Financial Class – Hypermasculine, Cultish and Class-Conscious”

  1.   David Says:

    Is there some benefit conferred by using kwout over simply using a “blockquote” tag?

    Turning text into images for the sheer sake of it is not a good idea. It makes the text look quite blurry on my machine (I am sure I am not the only one: JPEG is meant for compressing photographs, not images of text, and applying JPEG compression introduces noticeable artifacts). It makes the text non-reflowable so that it is very hard to read on older computers with limited screen space/mobile device browsers/some RSS readers. Finally, and most importantly, it is disability-hostile, as text-to-speech screen readers are unable to decipher it. Please consider not doing this.


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