I had high hopes for this recession. The clearing of yuppies and trust-fund brats from Manhattan, the bust of mediocre record companies, film houses and television studios which, for the past 13 or so years have kept us swimming in beige. The clearing of yuppies and trust-fund brats from the rest of the world who now watch cable television and pretend they are in Manhattan. No such luck.
Last Monday, I sat with John Calder at a talk with MP Vince Cable, author of The Storm, and not unlike our own Mike Holmes of ONE Magazine, the only writers with the balls to write a preemptive newsflash about the current economic meltdown. The subject of the talk: The Root of All Evil? Morality and Money.