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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:46 AM

The Austerity Dictionary- Irish but still the same shit.

The Austerity Dictionary


Austerity The taking of money from passive citizens and giving it to wealthy gamblers.

Bank: a virus capable of destroying all in its path. No known cure.

Banker: carrier of the Bank virus


Budget: (European) The financing of an economy with the agreement of the German government.

Capitalism: When it fails, see Socialism


Confidence Fairy: A fairy tale to promote trickle down economics


Fiscal Responsibility: Where you get to be responsible for the irresponsibility of government and banking.

Goldman Sachs: a form of alchemy where everything can in fact be monetized.


National Interest: Common term to advance the interests of banks and the markets



Standing up to the banks – a governmental maxim, meaning “not standing up to the banks”

Trickle down economics: the promise held out to the general public that if they are good, Europe will piss on their heads

Turning a corner (v.): Continuing at precisely the same angle around a perfectly circular circuit.

Zombie Bank: ghoulish unkillable horror creature that sucks the money from our childrens future


http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/the-austerity-dictionary/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBigPicture+%28The+Big+Picture%29

There is more at the link
but it seems this dictionary applies internationally

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