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  •  I think it's deeper than mere "corruption" (4+ / 0-)
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    chuckvw, billmon, Chi, MKinTN

    It's an ethics thing.

    Corrupt politicians and apparachicks know that what they're doing is ill advised / wrong / illegal.

    What this superb diary describes is a complete lapse of ethics.  A personal lack of ethics is not acknowledged as a bad thing in both government and corporate financial circles, at least as long as it stays on the fuzzy line between legal and not.  In fact, a lack of ethics (or the ability to bend them to situationally suit a particular position) is almost a required attribute to be able to function in that professional realm.

    I've come to believe that to operate successfully in the world of money, one can  have neither empathy or ethics.

    It's not personal, it's just business.

    "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

    by Richard Cranium on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:50:43 AM PST

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