Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wall Street, Guns and Empathy

I'm  sitting at a restaurant close to Wall Street as the following conversation goes on in the next booth.
"What trades are you working now?"
"Since those California do-gooders made Cerberus unload their shares in the Freedom Group, the big gun manufacturer, I'm going in and buying as much as I can," said Stuie.
"How can you do that? You've got kids the age of the children who died?"
"The wife looks after the kids. How many times have I told you that empathy is the enemy of business. I'm a free market capitalist and that's a noble thing," he said.
"Isn't the lack of empathy what defined the killer?"
"Because you think about those things is why you'll never make more than $400,000 a year."

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