From the inside it rains foie gras and rack of lamb. These are the people our government now depends on and bails out during time of crisis'. Don't get me wrong, I have no personal qualms, but that's just how it is these days. Below is just an excerpt but you can read Kevin Roose's new book, "Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits" out today on Kindle or Hardback for more juicy tidbits.
The last thought I had, and the saddest, was that many of these self-righteous Kappa Beta Phi members had surely been first-year bankers once. And in the 20, 30, or 40 years since, something fundamental about them had changed. Their pursuit of money and power had removed them from the larger world to the sad extent that, now, in the primes of their careers, the only people with whom they could be truly themselves were a handful of other prominent financiers.
Perhaps, I realized, this social isolation is why despite extraordinary evidence to the contrary, one-percenters like Ross keep saying how badly persecuted they are. When you’re a member of the fraternity of money, it can be hard to see past the foie gras to the real world.
Here's a full list of all Kappa Beta Phi members as well that was just published two days ago.