Paul Stiles, former bonds trader:
“It’s so painful to see. The sprawl, the greed,” he said in a telephone interview, speaking of the United States. “It’s like an inward collapse of what we once were. I can’t take it anymore. You see McDonald’s and it’s like you are getting shot.”
Mr Stiles is currently living with his angst and family in the Canary Islands, spending staggering sums of money he stole while working as a prostitute for Merrill Lynch.