And even before the president's sporadically astonishing town hall meeting hosted by CNBC on Monday, Paul Krugman dedicated his column to the anger of businessmen, diagnosing belligerence, blood lust and self-righteousness. But that isn't exactly right. What's been blossoming, according to interviews with senior executives from four of the major New York financial institutions, is a very different king of rage.
Bankers are offended. They speak of betrayal. Feelings have been hurt.