Calvin Trillin: What the Gekkos know

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A YEAR LATER, LITTLE
CHANGE ON WALL STREET

--Headline in the New York Times

Derivatives are with us still,

Unregulated. All concede

That Congress doesn't have the will

To curb a system based on greed.

So once again, the debt will grow,

Inflated salaries will soar.

Collapse? So what? The Gekkos know

We'd simply bail them out once more.