sluggo wrote:...Glad to see Mister Greenjeans was not forgot. But what is 'green mail'?
(how green was my tally? John Greenleaf was wittier)
Greenmail is a corporate raider's tactic. I'm not involved in any big business ventures, but many of these corporate raiders sound like they are the scum of the earth, making massive mounds of money without doing anything worthwhile. At least sports figures and rock stars entertain people, although their worth compared to, say, a heart surgeon or a good internist who save lives is questionable in the long run. And even after dealing with a realtor you have bought or sold (or both) a house or other property. But corporate raiders? Pie-rats of the lowest and scummiest kind.