The fine fellows at Countrywide, who helped create the home mortgage mess, are back in business, buying up delinquent mortgages for pennies on the dollar. And a fine business it is. There’s a locally pertinent comment about one of the Countrywide officials:

“Kurland is seeking to capitalize on a situation that was a product of his own creation,” said Blair A. Nicholas, a lawyer representing retired Arkansas teachers who are also suing Mr. Kurland and other former Countrywide executives. “It is tragic and ironic. But then again, greed is a growth industry.”