19 definitions by Joe Rodolico

A phenomenon in economics in which too much loose cash finds its way into an area of the market, e.g., stocks, housing, dot-com, etc., resulting in a buying frenzy that leads to wildly inflated prices. Economic activity in those areas affected is not sustainable in the long run, so large numbers of late investors eventually go bankrupt.
We were warned of an economic bubble, but bought high-priced shares anyway thinking we could unload them on some poor sap before the bubble burst. Boy, were we wrong!
by Joe Rodolico February 10, 2007
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Overpaid officers of wealthy corporations who use political sway with elected representatives to promote policies perceived as detrimental to the public good. Combination or “corporate” and “ados” Spanish suffix for people who act in a certain manner.
Pension plans are being pared back drastically by the same corporados who squandered billions of the stockholders money, but not before paying themselves huge bonuses.
by Joe Rodolico June 11, 2006
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A feeling of sympathy for al Qaeda that inspires local terrorists to carry out attacks on the U.S., even though there was no previous affiliation between the groups.

When the local terrorist group saw al Qaeda getting pounded on TV, they were overcome with an attack of sudden jihad syndrome (SJS), and decided to strike the nearest soft target.
by Joe Rodolico January 3, 2008
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Any unskilled worker laboring to pay off huge debts.
Low income individuals can be quite optimistic about the future when using plastic instead of cash to make purchases. But if, for some reason, they suffer a financial setback, that little piece of plastic may turn them into credit card coolies.
by Joe Rodolico January 23, 2007
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A woman selling betel nuts(Areca catechu)from roadside stands in Taiwan. The women may vary in appearance from sexy and scantily clad to conservative and matronly. Also known as binlang beauties.
Stanley almost rear-ended the car in front of him when he stared at a betel nut beauty in a microskirt instead of minding the traffic.
by Joe Rodolico January 13, 2008
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An acronym for a loan given to a person designated as "No income, no job or assets;" hence - N-I-N-J-A.

The bank's ninja loans have ruined its credit rating. Now, no other bank will lend it money.
by Joe Rodolico September 11, 2007
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A woman who only marries for financial gain. Once the money is gone, she quickly leaves her husband and takes what little money is left with her.
After Howard lost everything in the stock market bust, he realized what a toxic wife Wanda really was when she emptied out their joint bank account and split.
by Joe Rodolico December 12, 2008
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