Rewarding evil instead of good – the perils of Wall Street

Comedic gold from Lee Camp!

In my mind the art of good comedy is satirizing the truth in a way that highlights the ridiculousness of the situation. Lee Camp has an uncanny ability to do just that. When the Yes Men punked General Electric the stock price actually dropped causing investing to lose money. The total looks like it was somewhere around a couple billion dollars.

It took 30 minutes for General Electric to come out and say they were not in fact giving back the $3.2 billion it received as a tax benefit. Their stock recovered.

The bottom line of profit is all that matters and nothing being done out of the common good is rewarded. If we could do it all over again – is this the system we would create?

Originally posted at my site.