July 13, 2024
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Bernstein With a Twist
This is a weekly program with commentary on current issues.
These are tough times if you’re not a numbers guy.

But even I couldn’t help noticing that Bank of America, which recently came into $25 billion (in guess whose money), has parted with a piddling $1.3 million to end a sit-in by illegally fired workers in Chicago.

You really don’t have to be a numbers guy to figure out that the “haves”, there’s no other way to describe them, were playing with fire when 200 employees of Republic Windows & Doors holed-up in their factory and wouldn’t come out.

“Although we are a lender with no obligation to pay Republic’s employees,” began the B of A statement…

Anyone care to complete that sentence? A phrase about avoiding civil unrest might be appropriate. Or rioting in the streets. Or maybe just a mild retort to the bank having no obligation:

“Oh yes you do!”

What did you plan to do with our loot? Hoard it?
Episode Date: December 12, 2008
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