Monday, September 15, 2008

Ya Think Lehman'll Get Their Money Back?

Goldman Sachs $474,428,
Ubs Ag $298,180,
JP Morgan Chase & Co $282,387,
Lehman Brothers $274,147,

National Amusements Inc $265,750,
Sidley Austin LLP $251,657,
Citigroup Inc $247,436,
University of California $239,944,
Skadden, Arps et al $228,520,
Exelon Corp $226,661,
Harvard University $225,891,
Jones Day $213,825,
Google Inc $192,808,
Time Warner $190,091,
Morgan Stanley $190,026,
Citadel Investment Group $173,950,
Kirkland & Ellis $163,126,
Latham & Watkins $160,842,
WilmerHale LLP $155,788
Jenner & Block $151,447.
(The source is reportedly I do not know the date to which the particular figures apply, pre- or post-primary, etc.)

(Nota bene: Ubs Ag $298,180 is, I believe, the nominal employer of John McC(umst)ain's de facto Secretary of the Treasury, the former Senator from Texas, the Hon. Phil Gramm.)

Now, for an all-expense-paid trip for your whole family to colorful, historic, and romantic Skokie, Illinois, whose (corporate) donors are those? In what industry, recently under fire for mismanagement, ethical lapses, and other kinds of chicanery, do the corporations whose names are highlighted operate? Have you seen their names in the news recently?

To win the fabulous prize, all you have to do is to tell us again, please, in 300 words or less, why YOU think any significant change is coming?

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