Economy? What Economy?
Just how many employees does Goldman Sachs have? Based on the conspicuous consumption I witness on a daily basis, it would seem that tens of thousands of area residents are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Sure, I see plenty of destitution and abject poverty. Just as often, however, I spot scenes like last night. I watched the All-Star Game in a bar packed with men gulping $5 beers and women toying with $10 strawberry salads. The only signs of depression were on the faces of consumers who couldn't find a parking spot within a hundred yards of the establishment.