This is one of the best
... Poet's Eye columns you have written yet.
These two paragraphs are especially perfectly stated.
"If you really want to see an example of insider trading, look at the cases of Halliburton or the Carlyle Group. Martha may have put her well manicured hand into the cookie jar to the tune of a couple of hundred thousand bucks, but companies like Halliburton have already made millions, perhaps billions, from contracts with the government during our adventures in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. These contracts were awarded without the benefit of competitive bidding. This type of theft is swaddled in the flag of patriotism."
"The revolving door between government and big industry is well oiled. Why else would a man pay 200 million dollars campaigning to get a job that only pays 300 grand a year? Somewhere, somebody is getting their money's worth."
Good writing, babe...