Alessio Rastani said it all

Alassio Rastani on the BBC News 24 channel

Alassio Rastani on the BBC News 24 channel

Over the recent holiday period, another TV programme I more or less stumbled upon was the Top 50 Most Annoying People of 2011 (BBC Three, 31 December 2011). Independent financial market trader Alessio Rastani made it into the top 50 for suggesting, in an interview carried live on the BBC News 24 channel last September, that “…governments do not rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world“; and that the the job of market traders “…is just to make money from” recessions. However, what really got people mad was his admission that “…I dream of another recession, I dream of another moment like this“! Although his comments prompted speculation that he was an attention-seeking fraud, the BBC stands by his appearance as being a legitimate (albeit provocative) spokesperson for the financial services industry. Thus it is proven that, as long ago as last July, I was justified in getting angry because the financial services industry is able to hold governments to ransom. Tomorrow, we move on to someone even more evil, Adolf Hitler…


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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3 Responses to Alessio Rastani said it all

    • Rick_Altman says:

      I am aware of this Law, and ridiculed Peter Freeman for validating it in less than his first 24 hours on this site (on 20 August 2011). In my defence, however, I would say that I have not compared Rastani or Bankers to Hitler; I have contrasted them with him – and I was really just advertising the subject of my next post (to make people want to come back)…


      • pendantry says:

        Butbutbuthottubbut… You can’t make people want to come back — one of the reasons I got out of web design was having to deal with salesman types who continually insisted on ‘stickiness’ (with, naturally, minimal outlay). ‘Disable the back button’, one of them even tried to insist… /sigh


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