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The Epicurean Dealmaker: T-Bone the Metaphor (2008)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson suffered a bruised balance sheet and a knock to his Teflon image after he struck a sour note while rescuing the federal housing agencies. Secretary Paulson said he was spending about $200 billion Sunday evening when he came upon the wobbling GSEs and spotted a moral hazard about 10 feet in front of him. He didn't have time to stop and T-boned the metaphor. He tumbled over the podium, his plan hit taxpayers and GSE shareholders in the pocketbook and the three went cartwheeling into uncharted territory. The conservatorship rolled over Americans' sensibilities, undermining self-discipline, and cackled and scratched its balls before scampering down the corridor back to K Street.
Literature  Writing  Finance  Business  Ideas 
11 weeks ago by mfernando
How to Appreciate/Read a Classic (Or How I did it) | Gathering Books
I am not a literature major, nor an intellectual. If anything, I’d say I’m very much your average reader whose reading tastes range from lovely picture books to contemporary fiction. My penchant for classics wasn’t always there. I, too, initially found the books too daunting a task to read. I associate classics with book reports our high school teachers would torture us with. It’s possible these compulsory reading assignments have left a bad taste in the mouth of readers when it comes to classics. All that hullaballoo on character’s context, meaning of scenes and socio-political analysis of the book has left majority of us discouraged to read the classics. My love for classics however was obviously not at first sight, but it was a gradual affair. We began as acquaintances, eventually to friends, and then to close confidantes with private jokes between us. So how does one approach a classic?
Ayushi  Reading  Literature 
october 2015 by mfernando

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