I Don’t Get It

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
– Upton Sinclair, in I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked (1935)


  1. keithpiccirillo says:

    As this came right out of Taibbi's latest in Rolling Stone, maybe this was an allusion to Lloyd Blankfein's attempt at lawyer logic by invoking befuddled responses on the stand under questioning by Levin.

  2. Animescenes says:

    I hear the chief parasite at the IMF got his dick into the wrong hole… now's the time to lock that maggot up and throw away the key.

    • do you buy it? eonomists want S.E.X. ? can they reproduce their kind this way? OMG. It's the end times.

  3. Carl Mercurio says:

    One of my all-time favorite quotes — and right on target. I'm surprised it isn't involved more often.

  4. GeorgeMB says:

    Or maybe the quote could also apply to Mike Taibbi and why Rolling Stone pays him.

  5. CubbyBearBlue says:

    i call it a hall of shame and/or a classic dumb down. regrettably, i get it.

  6. It lost meaning for me once Al Gore started using it.