Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, February 3, 2014 8:20 pm

Leroy Jethro Gibbs’s Rule No. 39: There is no such thing as coincidence.

One retired and two current bank executives, all of whose employers are under investigation, supposedly committed suicide within a few days of each other last month*, one of them by supposedly jumping off the roof of one of London’s most secure buildings, a place where the roof shouldn’t be accessible.

And a Wall Street Journal reporter covering the oil market, which is under investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, disappeared Jan. 11 without a trace.

Coincidence? Could be. But based on Gibbs’s Rule 39 and what little we know now, my gut says no. My gut also picked Seattle to narrowly win the Super Bowl, so make of that what you will.

*UPDATE: Link fixed. h/t Anna.

1 Comment

  1. There have been several suicides among bankers in London recently. I simply assumed they found themselves out of position with emerging markets when the taper was announced. Of course, there is all manner of mendacity going on in swaps, especially in London.

    And then there’s the high profile canning of a Bloomberg reporter who was working on China. Subsequently, there was a release of a bunch of embarrassing docs, which some are attributing to him.

    Comment by Fec — Tuesday, February 4, 2014 9:18 am @ 9:18 am

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