October 01, 2008

Fiduciary Figura

At Michael Bérubé's recently reinhabited blog, the Professor assigns his minions the task of suggesting figural representations for the current financial situation. He refers to the famous fellow Auerbach's rule of thumb:

Figural interpretation establishes a connection between two events or persons in such a way that the first signifies not only itself but also the second, while the second involves or fulfills the first. The two poles of a figure are separated in time, but both, being real events or persons, are within temporality.

So, Ben Bernanke (Stan) and Henry Paulson (Ollie) try to deliver the bailout package to the Hill. Figura?

1 comment:

Robin Bob Morrison said...

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