Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Mysterious banker deaths - chance with a dash of stupid?

Zero Hedge has been flagging a "Banker Death Epidemic", a cluster of suicides and accidents framed as a mystery but likely explained by chance.  Or Stupid.  The death of Stanley Morgan VP, Gabriel Magee of London was ruled a suicide today in the sober press, but the Daily Mail takes it to the next level:  
His ex-girlfriend Lucy Pinches said today Mr Magee had an obsession with the concept of parallel universes and a suicide pact of two U.S. students. 'There was a story of a double suicide in the States where two students had killed themselves, she said. 'It was to do with quantum physics and suicide, the two students were linked up to lethal injections which were operated by lottery numbers.'So the only universe they would wake up in would be the one they both won the lottery in. 'That was something Gabe thought about a lot and had the mental capacity to think about it a lot, with the equations and the physics.'

Winning the lottery in parallel universes?  Printing money makes us richer?   Smart and wise are independent variables.  There are many smart bankers.

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