Gold Men

December 2, 2009 / Goldman Sachs bankers are supposedly buying guns to protect themselves from the proletariat.

Thank you again, Matt Taibbi:

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) — “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.

Via “Arming Goldman with Pistols Against Public” – Alice Schroeder,

I’m reading this article on Goldman executives applying en masse for gun permits and I’m trying to decide exactly how funny it is on a scale of 1 to 10.

He gives it a 7. But that’s now, in 2009. Of course, it won’t truly be appreciated as a 10 until dramatised in the elevator conversation between male leads in 2045’s award-winning TV series Gold Men.

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