Adventures In Empathy: Hank Paulson, Money, and Unusual Birds

by evanmcmurry

Here’s a nice humanizing moment from Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail:

The island, a sanctuary for unusual birds and reptiles, is where [Hank Paulson] liked to go to clear his head.

That’s kinda sweet. There are moments like that sprinkled throughout Sorkin’s book that give men like Paulson blood and depth. The problem is they’re always followed with lines like this:

He liked it so much that the Paulsons bought up three quarters of the ten-thousand acre property starting in 2003 for $32.65 million.

Awww. You may now return to your regularly scheduled program of hating the men who tanked the economy.