De tursamma psykopaterna som tog över...

Någon som fortfarande är djupt förvånad över att den nya formen av kannibalkapitalism tagit över inte bara inom skola och barnomsorg, men också inom vård och assistans? Nä. Men läs ändå gärna Monbiots artikel från The Guardian, där han bland annat refererar till undersökningar som visar att graden av psykopati är slående hög bland stora grupper av chefer.

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"The psychopathic traits on which the bosses scored so highly, Board and Fritzon point out, closely resemble the characteristics that companies look for. Those who have these traits often possess great skill in flattering and manipulating powerful people. Egocentricity, a strong sense of entitlement, a readiness to exploit others and a lack of empathy and conscience are also unlikely to damage their prospects in many corporations."

"This is not to suggest that all executives are psychopaths. It is to suggest that the economy has been rewarding the wrong skills. As the bosses have shaken off the trade unions and captured both regulators and tax authorities, the distinction between the productive and rentier upper classes has broken down. CEOs now behave like dukes, extracting from their financial estates sums out of all proportion to the work they do or the value they generate, sums that sometimes exhaust the businesses they parasitise. They are no more deserving of the share of wealth they’ve captured than oil sheikhs."

Protestgrupper utanför St. Pauls Cathedral, London.
Samt, citat: Church leaders this week sug­gested reforms to the economic system, after the Archbishop of Canterbury last week reiterated his support for a Tobin, or “Robin Hood”, tax on financial transactions (News, 4 November).

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