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Slay Ride
by John Brooke

As the market rose in September, 2008, Peabody could feel his greed-glands stirring.

He took his savings for a thriller ride on The New York Shock Exchange. It was a nail-biter as things spun out of control. Peabody screamed with the rest of the amateur gamblers as the market crashed.

Did human greed cause the collapse? No! After extensive navel gazing by the regulators it was determined that no human factor was at fault. The Brawl Street Financial Slay Ride disaster was simply the downside of a worldwide affluenza epidemic!

Peabody’s home mortgage was foreclosed yesterday.