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Sun Jan 8, 2012, 01:44 PM

A banker admits they like others to think for them and that all people are lazy.

...The Imperative

...Everybody is more or less mentally lazy. We like to have others think for us sometimes and tell us what to do.

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Yes, it is an old admission. It is possible I'm taking liberties with the context, but if so, then there's a certain hypocrisy surrounding our global banker-driven society (147 firms) and the variety of managers routinely cracking the whip and telling us to do more for less (explicitly a financial loss).

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Reply A banker admits they like others to think for them and that all people are lazy. (Original post)
Trillo Jan 2012 OP
jody Jan 2012 #1
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zbdent Jan 2012 #2
Trillo Jan 2012 #4

Response to Trillo (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. And none more lazy than bankers. It's a sin to make money off money, i.e. usury. That's why the

 

Torah, Christian Bible, and Koran all say it's a sin to charge interest to a fellow Hebrew, Christian, or Muslim.

Perhaps in today's secular world it should not only remain a sin but now become a crime with severe penalties.

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 07:30 PM

3. You gotta love the prior paragraph,

where it appears they define "good taste" as a writer's "very effective weapon".

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Response to Trillo (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. and oddly enough, they claim that they're the ones doing "hard work"

to get them to be the "success" they are today ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. The secret to their success?

On the next page I moved a few of their phrases, changed their sequential order, for clarity:
"You must add a warm personal touch" to appeal to "most people, the common every-day men and women, whose needs you want to supply" as they (we) "are not actuated so much by truth and logic as by their (our) feelings and their (our) self-interest."

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