How Capitalism Turns Nice People Into Psychopaths

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    "The evidence suggests that corporations might encourage people to think and act more anti-socially. What does owning stock do to our brains?"
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    "It's conventional wisdom in business circles today that corporate directors should 'maximize shareholder value.'

    "Corporations supposedly exist to serve shareholders' interests, and not (or at least, not directly) those of executives, employees, customers, or the community.

    "However, this shareholder-value dogma begs a fundamental question. What, exactly, do shareholders value?

    "Most shareholder-value advocates assume that shareholders care only about their own wealth. But it is increasingly accepted that the homo economicus model of purely selfish behavior doesn't always apply.

    "This possibility provides a challenge to the dominant business paradigm of 'maximizing shareholder value:' the concept of the prosocial shareholder."

    How Investing Turns Nice People Into Psychopaths

    Homo economicus behaves with 100% rationality and a 100% focus on money as the primary incentive.

    Is it problematic that a purely rational, purely selfish person is a functional psychopath?

    Might that explain the logical disconnect between infinite growth on a finite planet?
     
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    It's always been this way. It's just that under Obama nobody was making money, they were just trying to survive. Now that Trump has added 6 Trillion dollars to the value of our country since he took office, there is actual money to be made.
     
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    Psychopaths are born, not made.
    Greed is survival and genuine altruism, like genuine faith, is a choice.
     
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    Have you seen a picture of the market since 2011, up and steady climb.

    Now where has trump added 6 trillion dollars to the value of our country. Please provide a link.
     
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    Since obama sent everything rock bottom with his energy policy, things couldn’t go lower so up was the alternative.
     
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    You can look it up yourself. Google works for you too. But I'll do it this time only. I stand corrected. It's almost 7 trillion. I'm sorry. I'll try to be more accurate next time.

    Can President Trump take all credit for $5.4 trillion in stock gains since election?

    Stock market's value under Trump has grown by $6.9 trillion to $30.6 trillion
     
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    I didn’t expect you to have the intellect to understand.
     

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