Monday, March 10, 2008

Character Study

And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.

— Thomas Paine, Letter to George Washington

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And this is the type of individual that Martin Wolf and others would have regulate the pay and benefits of those on Wall Street. Admirable.

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