Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Psychopaths make best capitalists

"The logical extension of business is murder" said Charlie Chaplin. And news today reports a psych study that tends to support this conclusion:

"A team of U.S. scientists has found the emotionally impaired are more willing to gamble for high stakes and that people with brain damage may make good financial decisions . . . .

"One of the researchers, Antione Bechara, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Iowa, said the best stock market investors might plausibly be called "functional psychopaths."


At 2:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the documentary "The Corporation" analysts concluded that if the typical corporation was diagnosed as if it were an individual person, it would fall squarely into the category defined by the DSM-IV as a "psychopath."


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