Goldman Sachs arch-criminal Lloyd Blankfein:
"We’re very important," he says, abandoning self-flagellation. "We help companies to grow by helping them to raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This, in turn, allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It’s a virtuous cycle." To drive home his point, he makes a remarkably bold claim. "We have a social purpose."
[...] He is, he says, just a banker "doing God’s work."
Then again, given God's fondness for smiting and various other acts of ultraviolence, maybe he's got something there.