February 4, 2009

Ground Zero 2009

NEW YORK – JANUARY 28: Traders stand outside of the New York Stock Exchange after the Federal Reserve announced it would leave a key interest rate unchanged January 28, 2009 in New York City.The Dow was up close to 200 points in afternoon trading following the announcement. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

I find this image from Mario Tama particularly fitting given Obama’s crack down today on executives whose firms have been scoring bail-out dollars.

The photo was taken last week outside the NY Stock Exchange. The photo seems to capture what the Executive Branch is recognizing, which is the blasphemous contrast between what has been the bright and warm, thoroughly protected, gilded heart of American high finance as compared to the cold, empty and obstructed terrain outside.

(image: Mario Tama/Getty Images. January 28, 2009. New York)

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