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Germany once confused strength of leadership with sociopathic behavior
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, May 27 2012 @ 11:05 PM EDT
That did not turn out very well for anyone.

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  • GODWIN! - Authored by: mtew on Monday, May 28 2012 @ 12:43 AM EDT
Accidentally Released Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in Naked Short S
Authored by: Chromatix on Monday, May 28 2012 @ 01:37 AM EDT
I've also heard of this before, and it explains a lot.

It explains why banks' opening hours are at most equal to everyone else's office hours. This has a number of negative effects, ranging from the need to sacrifice a lunch break to visit the bank if needed - and deal with the crowds caused by everyone else having to do the same - right up to the concentration of office hours in general, causing sharp rush hours for commuting by road and rail.

It explains why banks seem to delight in screwing over the ordinary "retail" current account holder if he happens to step outside the letter of the account- holder contract, whether by accident or not. They have literally been known, in the UK, to charge 35 for sending a letter that must have cost at most 35p (including postage at retail rates) to produce, informing the hapless account holder that a Direct Debit bounced.

It also explains why, when faced with the choice between giving struggling mortgage holders a second chance (and thus retaining the income from whatever payments they are able to make), or foreclosing (tossing a family out on the street) and then being unable to sell the property to recover the principal anyway... they will usually take the option in which everyone loses.

And finally it explains why, having done all of that, presided over one of the greatest economic catastrophes ever, and been required to go begging to the government for bailout funds... they still believe they are entitled to "performance bonuses" that are larger than their already very generous salaries.

There should be a law against allowing psychopaths to occupy high ranks in corporations, or for that matter to stand for election to government.

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Accidentally Released Documents Show How Goldman et al Engaged in Naked Short S
Authored by: jjs on Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 08:34 AM EDT
I'll have to look up the "This American Life" where someone
interviewed a corporate CEO using the standard psychopath test used by the
police - and he scored high on it.

Found it - May 2011 -
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/436/the-psychopath-test


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(Note IANAL, I don't play one on TV, etc, consult a practicing attorney, etc,
etc)

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