People like their drama and their trauma. Â They revel in all the excitement.
The histrionics, the temper tantrums, the war metaphors, the plate throwing, the dressing room sulks, the âasshole transplantsâ *, the scalding of peopleâs soft bits with cooking implements; this is the way people do their business in high finance, haute cuisine, haute couture, high church, high technology, highly creative arts.Â It creates a manicÂ economy.
* Â We learn of a certainÂ executive atÂ Lehmanâs, whose goal âto be number one in the industry by 2012, whatever the costâ encouraged aggressive bets in surging asset markets and whose rages were described as an experience analogous to being provided with âa new assholeâ and who was âaffectionatelyâ known as âDarth Vaderâ.
Subjectively, the financial mania will be over when people get bored of it.Â