Sociopaths and the Treasury

In her book The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout notes that sociopaths are often very successful. It can work to your advantage if you are devoid of empathy, have no conscience, and no sense of shame, although some such people notably get their comeuppance. 

Robert Reich reports and comments: “The careless greed of Trump and his family never ceases to amaze me. Last year, Don Jr. charged American taxpayers more than $75,000 for an exotic 8-day hunting trip in Mongolia. The goal of the trip was to hunt a threatened Mongolian sheep in the remote reaches of the country. In just the past three years, the Trumps’ excursions have already exhausted the Secret Service’s entire personnel budget. Remember, these are the same people who want to cut federal funding for the poor, elderly, and sick. But when it comes to their own lavish lifestyles, they have no problem raiding the treasury. We can’t vote these cronies out of office soon enough.”