Mar 05

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NOT The Onion: Fabrice ‘Fabulous Fab’ Tourre To Teach Economics Class At University Of Chicago


“Fabulous Fab” Fired From Financial Faculty (ZeroHedge, March 4, 2014):

Just six brief days after we discussed the somewhat stunning fact that none other than Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre was set to each an economics course at the University of Chicago, it appears the prestigious school has had second thoughts. As WSJ reports, a university spokesman explained, “as preparations continue for the Spring Quarter, Fabrice Tourre will no longer be assigned as an instructor for Honors Elements of Economic Analysis,” decling to comment on the specifics of the sudden change. We are sure there is an ‘ethics’ course that needs a TA.

Via WSJ,

Mr. Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader found liable for defrauding investors, will no longer teach an honors economics course to undergraduate students at the University of Chicago. The move is an abrupt change, considering Mr. Tourre , nicknamed as the “Fabulous Fab,” had been slated to begin teaching the course during the spring quarter, which begins later this month. Continue reading »

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Feb 27

Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre to Teach Economics Class at University of Chicago (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 26, 2014):

Just in case you thought for a second that the sorry discipline we call economics couldn’t stoop any further into the gutter of academic idiocy and irrelevance, think again. It’s now being reported that ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre (recently convicted on six counts of securities fraud) will be teaching an honors economics class at the “prestigious” University of Chicago.

There’s nothing like an esteemed University setting the already culturally accepted example that ethics are for suckers. Stealing, cheating and corruption are the values most exalted in today’s world. It doesn’t matter how you achieve your wealth, as long as you attain it. After all, it’s not as if you’ll ever get in trouble for it as long as you work for a “Too Big to Jail” bank.

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader convicted on six counts of securities fraud six months ago, will teach an honours class in economics at the University of Chicago this spring.

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