Undeniably, there are a lot of interesting aspects to the Madoff caper. I just want to focus on one.
You think there is any part of him that feels guilt, shame or remorse for the fundmental filthiness of his acts. I'm not talking about grappling with the consequences but, rather, true remorse for hurting other people in a way that cannot be fixed.
My guess is "no". He is a classic narcissist, full of entitlement and the only thing he's sorry about is that gravy train has left the station without him.
Be interested in your thoughts on that. Let's leave the SEC thing of to one side for awhile.