Here is a short list of the unscrupulous and predatory men that we have been talking about on this blog:
"The current concept of psychopathy has been thematically linked to writings by Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle in Ancient Greece, whose description of The Unscrupulous Man is said to embody the characteristics of psychopathy:"
The Unscrupulous Man will go and borrow more money from a creditor he has never paid ... When marketing he reminds the butcher of some service he has rendered him and, standing near the scales, throws in some meat, if he can, and a soup-bone. If he succeeds, so much the better; if not, he will snatch a piece of tripe and go off laughing. (Wikipedia)
Josh Birnbaum, Star trader who specialized in the ABX index;
Lloyd Blankfein, Current CEO;
Craig Broderick, Current chief risk officer;
Gary Cohn, Current president and COO;
Jon Corzine, Senior partner who convinced the partnership to go public. Replaced by Hank Paulson within days of the IPO;
Steve Friedman, Co-head of Goldman Sachs with Robert Rubin;
Dan Sparks, Head of the Goldman mortgage desk from 2006 to 2008;
Michael Swenson, Co-head of the structured products group under Sparks;
John Thain, Co-COO under Paulson until 2003;
Fabrice Tourre, Mortgage trader under Sparks. Later named as a defendant in the SEC's suit against the company;
David Viniar, CFO.
The first description of a psychopath is "a glib, pathological liar with no remorse or guilt for his actions." If you still think that the men who run Goldman Sachs care a tuppence for what happens to the pensions, savings and mortgages of the average person (because that is where Goldman gets its huge bonuses and salaries), then let me disabuse you with the following video:
View a short summary and the video here