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September 28, 2008

Bell Tightening On Wall Street


With the Wall Street bailout set for Congressional passage in the morning, I offer you an ironic counterpoint.

BAGnewsNotes contributer Nina Berman captured this image outside the NYSE a week ago Monday.  What accounts for the look of resentment?  It’s because workers at the exchange were kept from entering so that His Highness, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, could enter to ring the morning bell.

The photo also offers an interesting blank and white contrast.  I’m guessing most people would take for granted the second security guard is also black.  Did you?

(image: Nina Berman. New York. September 22, 2008)

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