Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 29, 2006
In Reply to: Prophets of profit posted by Valeriy on November 28, 2006
: : : Prophets of profit
: : : Is this an idiom?
: : : Thank you.
: : No. It's someone's play on words, a pun to be specific, referring to certain people with a connection to the financial or business world, perhaps financial journalists, perhaps economists on the conservative side, perhaps something else connected with the lust for profit.
: : SS
: Thank you.
To call someone a "prophet of profit" seems derisive and akin to calling them a snake-oil salesman. I would include penny stock hustlers along with certain financial journalists, but I wouldn't include "economists on the conservative side" in that category.