Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Humourous quiz of the day from dealbreaker.com:
First, we want to offer a sincere congratulations to Alan Greenspan, for proving that in spite of his retirement and status as an octogenarian, the value of his opinions haven’t yet been placed somewhere between those of a house plant and Jim Cramer (in descending order).


So why, then, does the guy have to be sort of a prick toward his successor? It’s not enough that he insists on remaining in the spotlight instead of going to Florida to die like all good retirees do. Greenspan’s made it his “post-work, I need something to do all day besides putter around the house” hobby to undermine the Beard of Irrelevancy (that's what AG calls him) and the Federal Reserve (and central banks in general), saying in Amsterdam that “The Fed, ECB, BOE, and BOJ are all losing their ability to influence longer-term rates,” and suggesting that Ben Bernanke be fitted for dentures and get an Rx for Cialis. It’s almost as though he wants to see them fail. But why?

a. So he can be called in at the 11th hour to save the day.

b. His thinly-veiled hatred of Bernanke masks a deep-seated bitterness over never having been able to grow facial hair.

c. He’s an asshole

d. He’s bored
Personally I'd welcome an e. All of the above, but quizzes are often like that. Maybe Ben should dip in the funds a little more to send Alan on a nice long cruise?


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