While the protesters occupying Wall Street are beaten by the cops and sprayed with gas for nothing, those who incarnate the ideals of neoliberal society – the traders – admit they dream of a great crash where they can make tons of money while millions of people lose their savings and an entire continent plunges into chaos. Apparently this is not our friends the Yes Men (inquiries have been made – proving nothing at all) but as my brother says, maybe this guy had his own little strategy to move the markets. The thing is, everything he says conforms to well-known mentalities and established patterns of financial history. So exactly like the Yes Men it rings true. Felix Stalder, who sent me this, gets the final word: we live in astonishing times.