暴風中的傻瓜

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他曾經是眾所公認最聰明的人

1023日晚上,你我尚在夢中之際,美國華盛頓突然爆發有史以來最強烈的地震,其破壞程度比今年的四川地震大上千萬倍。

當天,美國前聯邦儲備局主席格林斯平向國會議員解釋引起金融海嘯的原因。他最驚人的一番話是﹕

As I wrote last March: those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholder's equity (myself especially) are in a state of shocked disbelief. Such counterparty surveillance is a central pillar of our financial markets' state of balance. If it fails, as occurred this year, market stability is undermined.(1)

He conceded that he has "found a flaw" in his ideology and said he was "distressed by that."(2)

(1)見﹕http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/10/23/greenspan-testimony-on-sources-of-financial-crisis/

(2)見﹕http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122476545437862295.html

他原來以為,公司為了保護私人(股東)利益,在市場上與別的公司交往時會構成互相制衡的力量。今天他才很難過的發現這信念有錯。

格林斯平真偉大,美國更偉大,竟然要為史密斯《國富論》(The Wealth of Nations)有名的「無形之手」理論背上大黑鍋。唯一的合理解釋,是《國富論》出版那年,正是美國脫離英國獨立的同一年(1776年)

但最無辜的是沒有機會成為「制衡力量」的你與我。

我們今天才發現﹕我們上了賊船多年!

雷曼迷你債券的苦主還有機會索償,可這兩百多年來受盡「無形之手」所殘害的老百姓到那裏去申冤?

我個人的解藥是搖滾樂。最近常重聽美國六、七十年代The Doors的音樂。Jim Morrison去世前發表的最後一張專集 L.A. Woman的最後一首歌名叫 Riders on the storm(騎著暴風雨的人),大概是格林斯平今天最佳的寫照。

Youtube上的錄像﹕http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMvfAYEaE8c

歌詞﹕http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/doors/riders+on+the+storm_20042656.html

Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm

Theres a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Girl ya gotta love your man
Girl ya gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah

Wow!

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm

 

至于你與我,是上了賊船的傻瓜! Ship of fools是也。

Youtube上的錄像﹕http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBGK8BtwRk

歌詞﹕http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/doors/ship+of+fools_20042714.html

Ship of fools

The human race was dying out
No one left to scream and shout.
People walking on the moon
Smog will get you pretty soon.
Everyone was hanging out
Hanging up and hanging down
Hanging in and holding fast
Hope our little world will last.
Along came mr. goodtrips
Looking for a new ship.
Come on people better climb on board
Come on babe were going home.
Ship of fools, ship of fools.
The human race was dying out
No one left to scream and shout.
People walking on the moon
Smog will get you pretty soon.
Ship of fools, ship of fools x3
Climb on board
Ships gonna leave you all, far behind.

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