Pan Cogito Thinks The Athenian Greeks Were Right: Make The Oligarch Class Support Public Civic Art & Culture Or Tax Away Their Excessive Wealth
'Obama made an apparent allusion to reports that former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain spent over $1 million renovating his office after he was hired as an executive at Bank of America to which he sold Merrill late last year.' [Bank of America last week received additional massive U.S. taxpayer funding as part of the ongoing banking/financial crisis bailout packages.]
Header image: A costume sketch by Anita Yavich of the Nibelungs, from the Washington National Opera's 'The American Ring' (based upon Richard Wagner's music and text); and whose lavish funding is being taken from the yearly staging of classic American operas, as promised by the company to the U.S. Congress when the Congress allowed the company to rename itself the Washington National Opera.
Photo credit: (c) Washington National Opera via www.playbillarts.com.