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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Sociopathic behavior expresses itself in many different ways; they don't have to be political Neanderthals.
    True. But if we judge say 70%+ of the people out there as a (insert negative stereotype)...don't at some point we become the dbag?
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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    True. But if we judge say 70%+ of the people out there as (insert negative stereotype)...don't at some point we become the dbag?
    Sociopathic behavior isn't a guarantee that someone will become a dbag. Some people are that way that go down as great heroes in our history books. (I'm thinking Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton as two examples.)
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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Sociopathic behavior isn't a guarantee that someone will become a dbag. Some people are that way that go down as great heroes in our history books. (I'm thinking Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton as two examples.)
    As a clinic term...but unfortunately, society more frequently uses it in derogatory terms.

    Sociopaths are people who have little to no conscience. They will lie, cheat, steal and manipulate others for their own benefit. They know exactly what they are doing, they just don't care because they don't think that way. https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...term=Sociopath
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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.

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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.
    I was wondering who was arguing which point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Describes Wall Street and most of DC to a T, AFAIC. So yes, I will stand by my previous statement.
    There's a study that found many CEOs exhibit sociopathic traits out there somewhere. Doesn't surprise me at all.

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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    My dad quotes that often.

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