Doug Henwood, der recht beharrlich insistiert, dass die Erholung des US-Kapitalismus begonnen hat, vermerkte schon vor Wochen in seinem unverzichtbaren Blog als ein sehr deutliches Indiz:
Oh, but 2009 was a great year for the masters of the universe! The top 25 hedge fund managers pulled in an average of $1 billion last year. The man at the very top, David Tepper, took home $4 billion. Next up was that great liberal humanist, George Soros, at $3.3 billion. The poor relation at #10, Philip Falcone, hauled in $825 million. The $25 billion that this gang collectively earned would be enough to pay the tuition for about one in five college and university students in the USA. That’s only a hair less what the federal government pays in tuition assistance. Twenty-five guys (all men, by the way). What a country.