Jimmy Breslin: ‘What Happens Is the Splendor Drains Out of Life’

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Legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin makes some kind of Dadaesque, free-associative statements about the economy in AM New York today: “Who ever heard of a bank bouncing? Checks did, but the banks never did … Money! When you’re broke, you’re a joke … Franklin Roosevelt said you can’t have guns and butter. That’s 60 years ago. And we’re trying to have super technology and splendor at home. What happens is the splendor drains out of life.” [Urbanite/amNY]