The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.
– Theodor Adorno
Your normal Wall Street big-swinging Richard has enough of a lingering moral compass to at least tell himself that his wizardry benefits somebody or something besides himself. You know, his cleverness makes capital markets more efficient. It provides credit to productive enterprise. Whatever.
– Tina Brown