today congress defeated the bailout bill and the ride on the 2 train during rush hour was most interesting with all the wall street-types sitting rather subdued and humbled on the subway as nearly $1 trillion dollars of "value" was wiped out from the u.s. economy.
later on, as i sat to argue with at&t wireless customer service before boarding the train on the upper west side i was able to eavesdrop on a man speaking on a pay phone (?) loudly about losing much of the value of his mutual fund investments and anticipating having a tough time paying the bills during the upcoming month. no bailout to be found on 94th and bway today, just the kind of inhumanity in business that made me shift from finance to marketing in undergrad.
"May you live in interesting times"