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I don’t think of myself as a populist who likes to bash the rich, but this story from the Guardian that a friend sent along offers an irresistible target.

Sir Angus Grossart, a wealthy banker, said of Sir Fred Goodwin, another wealthy banker and former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, that the latter has been made into a “scapegoat” for the banking crisis of 2008, treated as were “Jews by Nazis on Kristallnacht.”

One difference, though. It seems that Sir Fred, the persecuted victim, managed to secure a $20 million or so payout to soften the blow of being
fired.

If this is persecution, where do I sign up?

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