“Coked-up bankers” apparently caused the global financial crisis. But yeah, Bernie Madoff’s Office was known as “the North Pole.”
Just as relevant today.
Courtesy of Nat Geo’s The ’80s
Louis C.K. on Being Broke
Money, but no ladies.
My Gucci Addiction by Buzz Bissinger
“In the past few years, I’ve bought eighty-one leather jackets. Dozens of boots and leather gloves. I’ve purchased pants that cost $5,000. I own a $22,000 coat. This winter I took a tour of Milan’s Fashion Week (all expenses paid by Gucci, in appreciation of my many, many purchases), where I spent tens of thousands more and began to seriously grapple, once and for all, with a compulsion that could cost me more than just my life savings. My name is Buzz Bissinger. I am 58 years old, the best-selling author of ‘Friday Night Lights,’ father of three, husband. And I am a shopaholic”
“Five dollar bill shows the twin towers, Ten dollar bill shows after the planes collided, Twenty dollar bill shows the building collapsing, Fifty dollar bill shows the dust and the smoke, One Hundred dollar bill shows a new beginning…The monies are all shaped like Airplanes…”
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Meet the world’s top NBA gambler by Scott Eden
As Art Values Rise, So Do Concerns About Market’s Oversight by By Robin Pogrebin and Kevin Flynn
“The art world feels like the private equity market of the ’80s and the hedge funds of the ’90s, it’s got practically no oversight or regulation.”