How Michael Osinski helped build the bomb that blew up Wall Street

May 11, 2009

The fact that my software, over which I would labor for a decade, facilitated these events is numbing. Is capitalism inherently corrupt? I don't think the free flow of goods in and of itself is the culprit. No, it's the complexity masked by thousands of unseen whirring widgets that beguiles people into a sense of power, a feeling of dominion over the future.

A fascinating and engaging article. I get the feeling that a lot of paraphrasing went on here, that Osinski is not as overcome with guilt as the author would have you believe and that there likely were 10 Osinksis doing something similar at every firm on Wall Street, but still, it was hard to stop reading this one.

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