America’s Shkreli Problem:
Shkreli will do whatever it takes to win, regardless of the consequences for anyone else. He believes that the norms other people live by don’t apply to him. His attitude toward the law is that anything he wants to do is okay unless it is clearly illegal—and even if illegal, it’s okay if he can get away with it.
He’s contemptuous of anyone who gets in his way—whether judges, prosecutors, members of Congress, or journalists. He remains unapologetic for what he did. He is utterly shameless.
Sound familiar? The Shkreli personality disorder can be found on Wall Street, in the executive suites of some of America’s largest corporations, in Hollywood, in Silicon Valley, in some of our most prestigious universities, and in Washington. If you look hard enough, you might even find it in Trump’s White House.
Face it: America has a Shkreli problem.