NYTimes Headline Strokes Wall Street

Happy Passover. Happy Easter. I get peeved lot. And today I got peevish over a NYTimes headline – front page, online edition – which reads:
Crisis Altering Wall Street as Big Banks Lose Top Talent”.
It’s that word “Talent”. Shouldn’t that be “Talent, Allegedly” or somesuch?
First, why the borrowing from the world of entertainment? Second, why a word which plays to the ego of Wall Street through the back door, through the connotation that the “Talent” being lost does, indeed, consist of the talented?
How about: “Bums Exit A Tarnished Wall Street”
It stinks, Fink thinks. How about you?

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