Cowboy: Yes, I did work on Wall Street before taking this job. How'd you guess?
Dan: Just because Wiley wants to sell stuff does not make him a capitalist. My ongoing disagreement is with the people who disdain capitalism, the business world, CEOs, etc., while denying that they embrace such a prejudice.
Mike: We differ in our respective abilities to tell when a cartoon is about a specific individual or a class of people. Dilbert, for example, has a very individualized boss so the jokes are anti-this-boss but not necessarily anti-boss. I admit this particular strip is borderline in that regard, so you have chosen to interpret it as criticizing a particular type of Wall Streeter, but in the context of Wiley’s ongoing anti-business cartoons, I see it very differently. (As a great example of how cartoons can cover an entire class, review almost any Wiley cartoon about lawyers. He is harder on them than even on CEOs, but in the case of lawyers, he is much closer to the truth.)
Susie: I don’t need to have to like a strip to want to read it. Besides, Wiley’s best stuff can be excellent. Believe it or not, I’m happy to give credit where credit is due.
King: Note the polite respect that I grant the more thoughtful posters as opposed to your childish name-calling.
February 16, 2022