I am suffering from ideological disconnect. I find myself with friends who (1) run a hedge fund, and (2) represent one of the world’s major publishing companies, known to many as a kind of evil empire. That, in itself, is a disconnect. But, beyond that, both of them are down-to-earth, thoughtful, caring human beings. Highly intelligent, too, but that goes without saying, I suppose. The villians on TV are highly intelligent. What I’m having to deal with now is that perhaps business, even big business, represents an opportunity for transformation. Certainly the fact that my friends are where they are, yet talking about “trust” and “ethics,” is something to be hopeful about.

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