Thursday, 31 May 2012

Scapgoating 101: Ticks and Students

The New York Times today has an innteresting story by Gail Collins about the multibillion dollar loss at JP Morgan: blame it on ticks.  It seems that the person in charge was laid low by Lyme disease during a crucial period, and so nefarious actions took place that would have otherwise have been stopped.

Well, seems to me that there were other things involved, like greed and basic bad judgment.  But it is interesting how creative people looking for excuses can be.  Montreal was prey to some intense thlnder storms on Tuesday, with flooding of areas near the river.  As in happens, some of this area has been the scene of many demonstrations latelyl. 

The obvious conclusion to draw is: blame it on the students. 

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