October 31, 2002
The Rittenhouse Review Is on the Edge

The Rittenhouse Review is on the edge of despair about the current state of corporate reform and the total idiocy of Harvey Pitt:


The Rittenhouse Review: Today while reading about the latest machinations of the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the question that kept arising in my mind was, What kind of an idiot is Harvey Pitt? Im not quite sure Ive answered that question to my satisfaction, or even whether it could be answered to my liking. Thats because Pitt is either a very special kind of idiot or just a garden-variety idiot, and neither is the type of idiot I would like to see running the SEC right now.

Posted by DeLong at October 31, 2002 07:23 PM | Trackback

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I think Krugman (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/01/opinion/01KRUG.html) was more on point here. Idiocy is no longer a viable excuse for these people.

Posted by: Lee on October 31, 2002 11:05 PM

I think Krugman (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/01/opinion/01KRUG.html) was more on point here. Idiocy is no longer a viable excuse for these people.

Posted by: Lee on October 31, 2002 11:05 PM

I'm not sure that "idiot" is the word you're looking for as I don't think that "ignorance" or "stupidity" is the operative word for what is going on here... And BTW, what exactly was it that Mr. Clinton did that was so evil it warranted his impeachment? 1998 seems now to have been a very, very long time ago.

Posted by: darms on November 1, 2002 07:17 AM

Idiocy does not really catch the problem, rather perfidy. Abuse consumers, workers, and middle class investors for the sake of the emerging plutocrats. Scott Fitzgerald would understand.

Posted by: on November 1, 2002 09:53 AM

>>what exactly was it that Mr. Clinton did that was so evil it warranted his impeachment? <<

Excellent question. This should tell us a lot about the moral priorities of Christian conservatives.

Extra-marital sex? EVIL!

Economy-wide racketing? Business as usual. The purpose of America.

Posted by: Jean-Philippe Stijns on November 1, 2002 11:21 AM

"Idiocy does not really catch the problem, rather perfidy. Abuse consumers, workers, and middle class investors for the sake of the emerging plutocrats. Scott Fitzgerald would understand."

Yup, the "emerging plutocrats" are probably looking out for their own interests. However, is this solely a Republican phenomenon? I thought that Terry Mc Auliffe and Bob Rubin are Democrats. Am I missing something?

Posted by: David Thomson on November 1, 2002 11:27 AM
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