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[This was a response I posted at the New York Times on May 6, 2012, in response to an outrageous article I had read in the Times Magazine that day, written by Adam Davidson, a fine reporter on economic issues otherwise, about a new book by a certain Edward Conrad, a self-made Wall Street millionaire who also worked for a time at Bain Capital with Mitt Romney -- which reveals some rather startling insights into the true world views that such people can hold. It is a testament to the lessons of history, when madmen in positions of power have delusions of grandeur, such as Nero, Hitler, George W. Bush...and now Edward Conrad.] Given the outrage that Mr Edward Conrad's pompous article has caused within one day of its appearance, I hope the dear man realizes how out of touch with reality he is. (1,857 comments at the end of the day of publication; oh ho! Well done!) I also hope he realizes with what a resounding thud of inconsequence his book will make within the economic community. B…