Invasion of the two-fingers-snatchers
The VW affair is part of a "crisis in capitalism", but we saw the signs with the Chocolate Fingers, writes Declan Lynch
Everywhere they are talking about "a crisis in capitalism".
The Volkswagen scandal has been reported both as a terrible shock, and as something which should not surprise us in the least, given our awareness of the galloping degeneracy of the executive class in general.
The recent David McWilliams documentary Ireland's Great Wealth Divide dovetailed with the BBC series The Super Rich And Us, in suggesting that the economies of the western world are in thrall to a most dangerous form of madness, a kind of "hyper-capitalism" which means that essentially too few people have too much money. And that this will not end well.