Skip to main content

Think Of The Children

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Or, don't, whichever. The Financial Times reports that Snehal Amin, one of five founding partners at The Children's Investment Fund, is not sticking it out for the kids, but rather peacing, and leaving the firm with one original partner, Chris Hohn. TCI was down forty three percent in 2008, and down four percent year to date through February. According to people who keep up with things of this nature, "everyone is running for the doors," as in personnel, not investors, though maybe them too! (JK...just keeping you honest, Hohn.)
TCI Co-Founder Quits [FINalternatives]


"Let The Wives And Children Of These Drunkards Be Confronted With, And Shamed By, The Grotesque Conduct Of Their Husbands And Fathers"

Last month, a fight broke out at the New York Athletic Club that a witness described as a “nondiscriminatory ragematch” involving “young people, old people, girls, members, and nonmembers,” which started as a tiff over a woman and “escalated into a brawl involving three fighting wolfpacks,” wherein “tables were overturned or moved to the room’s periphery to crate a lion’s pit for the battle,” a “fat pudgy kid came out of nowhere, laid out a larger man with a blow to the head and was tackled by a crowd,” approximately two noses were broken, and the police made three arrests. The club's President was pretty, pretty embarrassed by the whole thing, as indicated in a letter to members in which he wrote, "I cannot state forcefully enough how abhorrent this even is to me...It is the responsibility of each and every member to protect and embellish the standing of the N.Y.A.C." And while Manhattan prosecutors' promise to go afterthe guy responsible for most of the damage ensures the shame NYAC officers are feeling won't die down any time soon, perhaps they can take some small solace in the fact that they were hitting each other only with their hands. [...] Piedmont Driving Club Letter [PDF]

Will No One Think Of The Tourists In Mykonos?!

This is a story about the real victims of Greece's financial crisis.