Monday, February 11, 2002
Useem to be mistaken. The above article also includes this gem of a quote from Michael Useem, a business professor at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia:
"It's the suddenness of it all that leaves us speechless. Watching companies like Enron go is like watching the World Trade Center collapse. The speed and totalness of the devastation is so shocking that we are still searching for explanations."
Methinks that if Useem worked 70 miles northeast at NYU or Columbia, he might note a qualitative difference between the attack on the World Trade Center and a corporation's filing for bankruptcy.
The inmate has apparently seen the error of his erstwhile white supremacist ways, and his "prospects of living a crime-free life would be greatly enhanced by erasing the swastika etched on his abdomen," according to the prison warden.
Personally, I'm all for fewer white supremacists and fewer swastikas. But rather than cough up $6,500 for its removal, why not pay a tattoo artist $50 to add a few lines and turn it into a four-paned window?