Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Money for nothing 
And chicks for free...

--Dire Straits 1985

1990 Performance

The goal for capitalists and their fellow travelers is no different than that of the fictive MTV Star made infamous in Dire Straits megahit "Money for Nothing"  -- an anthem of sorts for the dispossessed and disenchanted in the Thatcher/Reagan era. We might call it The Era of Greed.

The goal is always to get "money for nothing" and your chicks for free.

While the rest of the poor sods work themselves to death making sure the fancy people get the tribute and freedom they want and demand -- on the wan hope some of that tribute will fall into their own gnarled hands before they die.

"That's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya
Them guys ain't dumb

Maybe get a blister
on your little finger

Maybe get a blister
on your thumb."

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