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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Titanic cartoon

The parallel with the current economic crisis is obvious—there will be survivors and victims (and a disproportionate number of these will be from the lower classes).

More generally, the idea of the ship colliding with an iceberg or the sinking ship are commonly used as metaphors for disaster, the iceberg as a metaphor for the cause of a catastrophe, and the lifeboat as a metaphor for rescue.