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Good thing I don’t work in the financial industry..  or own a Blackburry.

Just retired 37 year old hedge fund trader Andrew Lahde made a mint from the housing loans market by basically betting on its implosion. He has harsh words for many on Wall Street, and, for that matter, many who roam the hallowed halls of our government:

“The low-hanging fruit, ie idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking,” he wrote. “These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government,” he said.

“All of this behaviour supporting the aristocracy only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America.”

He was apparently pretty stressed out while making a fortune:

“I will let others try to amass nine, 10 or 11 figure net worths. Meanwhile, their lives suck,”

Read the whole thing. I think it would be interesting to look this guy up in a year to see if his perceived quality of life improves. He may be miserable now, but, as I always say, those who say money doesn’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop!!!