Illinois’s richest resident, hedge-fund CEO Ken Griffin, announced on Thursday that he—and his company, Citadel—are packing up shop and heading to Miami, citing a better corporate environment and rising crime rates in Chicago.
… Citadel is the third major corporation to announce plans to leave Illinois in the past two months. Caterpillar said earlier this month that it would move its headquarters from Illinois. The announcement followed Boeing’s decision in May to move its headquarters to Arlington, Va., from downtown Chicago.
The Gods of the copybook headings just laugh!
Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew,
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four—
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.
… “In the poem, Kipling’s narrator counterposes the ‘Gods’ of the title, who embody ‘age-old, unfashionable wisdom’ against ‘the Gods of the Market-Place,’ who represent the ‘habits of wishful thinking” into which society had fallen in the early 20th century.'”
And now. What passes for political philosophy these days is often just wishful thinking–wish-fulfillment on a societal scale! Think about it: Voting for Biden was clearly mere wish-fulfillment. As is gun control and reckless spending. Reparations. Abortion–or sex without consequences. The list goes on and on and on…
But the gods of the copybook headings will have the last, bitter laugh.