As a publication that targets masses and can not pinpoint where to fall from the serious local newspaper to the TMZ print edition on the spectrum, it's not particularly shocking that the New York Post approach to it is in that story is designed to provoke outrage by readers that some "children" could potentially make so much money.
"Paralegal for Sears's bankruptcy case has billed $ 1
Except, of course, that Grant did not make that much money. There is a healthy gap between billing rates and realized compensation payments, and even with an extensive overtime check, Grant has not brought anything close to home. Well into the story, long after the story had lost that segment of post-readers who came just for Giant's design rumors and some apologies to make the day tell everyone that "Blue Lives Matter" – that is Most Post – The article cites an insolvency expert who explains how completely normal this bill looks to anyone who has ever worked on a disaster as massive as the sinking of Sears.
This happens every few months. The media had a similar madness when they learned that Barbara Jones was able to charge $ 47,000 in a month of Cohen's e-mails.
But the damage was done. There are more insults about how "lawyers are all crooks" and an embarrassed class of anger that manages to deal more with making a young college graduate into $ 405 for 14-hour days including weekends and holidays in one As a result, the fact that a multi-billionaire has bought and destroyed one of America's most venerable institutions so that he was able to masturbate Ayn Rand professionally for several years.
If that reference seemed extreme to you, then I promise it is so much more fitting than you can imagine:
Lampert leads Sears like a hedge fund portfolio, with dozens of autonomous companies calling for his attention and to fight for his money. An outspoken advocate of the market economy and a fan of writer Ayn Rand, he developed the model because he expected the invisible hand of the market to produce better results. If leaders were called upon to be selfish, they argued that they would rationalize their departments and increase their overall performance.
If I were a hackwriter on the internet, I would say, "You'll never guess what happened next. "Because I'm actually a hacker writer on the internet, you'll never know what happened next! The various departments in Sears attacked each other and saw the path to success defined by the occupation of their internal rivals. Soon the company was in a death spiral that ended here.
But by no means for Eddie Lampert! With the help of the national approach to the corporate structure and the bankruptcy laws, Lampert wants to earn money from this deal. In an irony Lampert could scarcely understand, he is at best a marginal rogue of Rand – a moocher who earns his money by manipulating the government's secret rules to protect investors like Lampert from the inconsistencies of a free market.
Here we are. There is a scandalous interest in a professional who charges thousands of dollars as a stunted child who destroys the livelihood of thousands of people and receives millions for it. Keep it up. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! UNITED STATES!
Sears Bankruptcy Paralegal Billed $ 174K in One Month [NY Post]
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