Balneus

Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Damn that air-conditioning

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-10-14


One difference between the financial crisis of today and that of nearly 80 years ago is that typical office buildings were not air conditioned and the windows many stories above the ground were opened and shut with ease.

This capability of 1920s/1930s buildings lowered the burden on society to find and prosecute those financiers who had so damaged the lives of millions.

It’ll be different this time.  The guilty (or at least complicit) parties will probably burden taxpayers even further by seeking expensive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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