Notice how people both feel that they (a) deserve their bonus and (b) budget their fixed expenses and lifestyle as if they are going to get their bonus. Is there any wonder you see so many people not report problems or actively “race to the bottom” in terms of ethics?
— Mike Konczal (Roosevelt Institute), on Wall Street
[The] one percent interpreting the world for the one percent as being about the one percent, is a dire problem in our information system, since the one percent has the resources and can try to overwhelm reasoned analysis…
— Juan Cole (University of Michigan)