Modern psychology has not, I think, fully come to…

“Modern psychology has not, I think, fully come to grips with the death drive in financial e-mails. People know they are not supposed to mention illegal stuff in their e-mails and instant messages and chat rooms and recorded phone calls. You can tell because, when they mention the illegal stuff in those electronically preserved records, they regularly also mention the fact that they’re not supposed to mention it. What are they thinking? If you say illegal stuff in an e-mail at a bank, there is a good chance that it will end up quoted in a multibillion-dollar settlement, but if the same e-mail also discusses how you shouldn’t put the illegal stuff that you just put in writing, in writing, then your chances increase dramatically.”

Mortgage Fraud and Growing Worries – Bloomberg View (via deathbeard)