Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bring the Cannoli

"Become an entrepeneur... one who deals in anything and does business even with nothing... To be the center of every action, the center of power. To use everything as a means and themselves as the ends.
Whoever says that it's amoral, that life can't exist without ethics, that the economy has limits and must obey certain rules, is merely someone who has never been in command, who's been defeated by the market. Ethics are the limit of the loser, the protection of the defeated, the moral justification for those who haven't managed to gamble everything and win it all."

Are we talking about Wall Street, predatory lending banks, about government bailouts of incompetent crooks?

This quote is by Roberto Saviano in his book Gomorrah, about the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia.

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