Masters of the Underworld
Paul Solman: Since Friday posts stay up for the weekend, allow me to share this cartoon, sent to me this morning by a friend, on the abstrusegoose cartoon website: “The Devil Went Down to Wall Street.”
I’m not in a position to judge the validity of AG’s science strips, except that they’re very funny. Moreover, his pop culture references sometimes elude me. Finally, the Wall Street deal described in this comic, on the securitization of souls, is a little hard to decipher. But it certainly gives you a sense of where smart commentators rank the “masters of the universe” these days: as masters of the underworld.