Alexis Goldstein, a former Wall Street professional and Occupy Wall Street activist, has created a Tumblr account to educate non-Wall Street types about why they should care about financial regulation. (Yahoo! made it official this week and agreed to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash). Goldstein calls the blog “Because Finance Is Boring” and gets her message across by posting cute cat pictures or videos with sardonic and witty captions.
For example: Goldstein uses a photo of a cat sitting in a paper bag with a hole cut out for its face and wrote on top: “Imma put my derivatives overseas…no one will regulate them there. Thx, HE 1256!” Goldstein was referring to the “Swaps Jurisdiction Certainty Act” which would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review theRead More »from Can Cute Cats Make Sense of Wall Street?