Corporations: Empathy–Devoid Psychopaths

  • Gary Olson
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL, volume 10)


In a recent interview with Jon Ronson for his book The Psychopath Test, Canadian psychologist Robert Hare, the world’s foremost expert on psychopaths and designer of the standard checklist (Hare PCL-R) for diagnosing them, declared, “I should never have done all my research in prisons. I should have spent my time inside the Stock Exchange as well.” “Really?” questioned Ronson. “But surely stock-market psychopaths can’t be as bad as serial killer psychopaths.” Hare responded, “Serial killers ruin families. Corporate and political and religious psychopaths ruin economies. They ruin societies.”


Autism Spectrum Disorder Personal Distress Serial Killer Empathic Response Corporate Psychopath 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Olson
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMoravian CollegeBethlehemUSA

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