I have never read a more interesting Opinion piece in the New York Times, than “For the Love of Money,” by Sam Polk.
I said “holy shit” — out loud, no less — when I read:
I see Wall Street’s mantra — “We’re smarter and work harder than everyone else, so we deserve all this money” — for what it is: the rationalization of addicts. From a distance I can see what I couldn’t see then — that Wall Street is a toxic culture that encourages the grandiosity of people who are desperately trying to feel powerful.
Read the whole piece — it is absolutely incredible.