Monday, October 11, 2010

Study in Contrasts

In Europe they know how to handle this kind of thing:
Company Head Arrested Over Sludge Torrent in Hungary
Here we would put him in charge of the clean-up, then let him chase journalists away from the spill site and feed bullshit statistics to the government, after which everyone would puff up and brag about how they never let him get away with a thing. Because conventional wisdom in the U.S. would be that the worst possible punishment is to take away the goddamn bonus and do a lateral transfer.