"I suppose you read in the paper today that General Electric just bought RCA. But it's O.K., nothing's going to change, because I just bought GE"
A good enough opener, John, but the punch line must hurt a bit: not even your salary is big enough to play in this game.
Mergers have become such a happening in America that they are trendy grist for late-night comedy--never mind that a lot of folks do not find them very funny. But the public has every reason to wonder just what is going on, as dozens of the country's biggest businesses...