concert: 2012

Just like Wall Street, only richer.

This satirical map illustrated an article published on March 4, 2012 in the New York Times Magazine which argues that London had “surpassed” Wall Street as a center of global finance, primarily because of excessive American financial regulation. New York is shown beset by the “Thicket of Tough Rules” and “Litigious Hordes,” as “Clouds of Paperwork” threaten. London sits in a “Sea of Simple Systems” and the “Bay of Better Banking,” under the “Friendly Financial Skies” of Europe.

i’m starting to think the world actually DID end in 2012. that seems like when things stopped even trying to make sense.

maybe this is purgatory. why not? everything going on right now makes about as much sense as the last 3 seasons of Lost.