The gym where I work out recently added Bloomberg TV on the overhead monitors. I was surprised to see a parody of the Occupy Wall Street movement in this tongue-in-cheek commercial suggesting that viewers could use Interactive Brokers and join the 1%.
Clearly Interactive Brokers thinks this humor will resonate with the demographic of their target clientele.
The commercial seems to be in heavy rotation. I saw it once yesterday and twice today in the space of 30 minutes.
I also noticed this headline: First election campaign since Watergate entirely financed by private donors.
Things don’t seem to be headed in the right direction.