Politicians could not survive without someone to blame. Obama never opens his mouth without blaming someone: George W. Bush, insurance companies, big oil, Wall Street, whatever. There is always someone to blame. Recently, Bernanke has decided to see if Goldman Sachs is to blame for the Greek fiscal collapse and now hedge funds are seen as the villain behind the collapse of the Euro.
I like this idea. The reason my life is not going exactly as planned is the existence of hedge funds. Yes! That's it. Hedge funds caused the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Yes! Not only that, hedge funds are behind the collapse of the UVA basketball team's season. Yes!! What about our failure to get enough gold medals at the Olympics? You guessed it! The evil hedge funds (or was it the insurance companies, I forget).