we live in the age of the angry billionaire, furious if anyone should suggest that his wealth doesn’t entitle him to acclamation as well as luxury.
In other words, Gordon Gekko has been screwing the rest of us since 1980.
At one major investment bank for which I worked, we used psychometric testing to recruit social psychopaths because their characteristics exactly suited them to senior corporate finance roles.
While it seems a little “over the top,” it also seems eerily accurate.
Krugman: “Trickle-down economics has now become shut-your-trap economics.”
I think I do have great business idea: poverty porn for our Galtian overlords. Footage of mass misery is just what they need to cheer them up enough to hire another yacht scrubber or two.