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Sharks or maniacs?

As things stand, we do not know the prevalence of psychopathy among those who work on Wall Street. It may be even higher than 10% ...

Robert Hare, leading researcher on psychopathology

There is nothing unusual about financial dishonesty. Just look around you; how many people of your acquaintance could you really trust with a substantial sum of money? We encounter petty dishonesty each day, from the crafty shopkeeper to the lying repairman. We all have a few false friends, dodgy relatives and crooked work colleagues. We all have to deal with large firms that use deceitful practices bordering on the illegal – remember all those pushy sales calls from utilities companies trying to get you to switch supplier, or to switch back? ...

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