Wall Street perkies


In a previous post I referred to Wall Street “perkies,” my name for those in the financial world who diligently and unceasingly attempt to make bad economic news appear to be good.

Here’s how a perkie views things.

“We’ve received word from the captain that our ship, the Titanic, has hit an iceberg. However there’s is no confirmation of this from other sources and in fact, the ship is still moving forwards. That it is listing badly to one side could quite plausibly be due to rough waters and not a ruptured hull. Also, no water has entered our compartment as yet. It should also be mentioned that swimming and rowing are useful ways to maintain physical fitness.”