Labels on Clothes are Counterfeit, so on a Nobel Prize, too?
|January 2, 2014||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
A 2013 excerpt of the BBC, Dec 28.
Police have arrested 99 people, including two imams, over the sale of 235 tonnes of fake designer clothes and shoes in Spain.
Sales generated profits of 5.5m euros ($7.5m, £4.6m) over two years.
Part of the money was held at two mosques in the cities of Ourense and Xinzo de Limia, according to officials.
The network, of Moroccan origin, had ‘regional delegates’ across Spain who distributed over the past two years 235 tonnes of fake garments and footwear.
Police seized more than a million fake items in Spanish cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga, according to the report.
They also confiscated 60 bank cards, several weapons and software containing the logos of more than 200 registered brands.
Officers in northern Portugal closed 10 illegal factories where the fake goods were made.
Ed. Notes: Is there a double standard? By the standard used to call those clothes fake, then the so-called “Nobel” prize in economics is fake, too. Alfred never left any money for economics, which has never been very scientific.
Nor did the inventor of dynamite leave any money for mathematics. Legend has it that the woman of his dreams was having an affair with the top mathematician in Sweden at the time, so in a huff Alfred slighted that field. The mathematicians had the good grace to go on and create their own prize, the Field Medal.
But what did global bankers do for economists, a field lacking a code of ethics? With fistfuls of cash, the biggest banks asked the Nobel committee in Stockholm to give the money to economists at the same time they give Nobel’s money to the top scientists in other fields.
Over the objection of Nobel laureates in true sciences, the committee took the bankers’ money and ever since economists have been happy to get it and the prestige that comes with Nobel’s name. The one concession to honesty is that the prize is awarded not in Stockholm with the others but in Oslo Norway.
Is that decent enough? The descendants of Nobel have asked that their ancestor’s name not be used to label the bankers’ prize. People have learned that it’s disrespectful to use another n-word; perhaps they can learn to drop this N-word when referring to the bankers’ favorite economists.