An interesting question, and one that Def Poet Tommy Buttons, the rap artist with a difference (he has a brain) might want to address.
Click on this highly amusing link and listen to how he compares the life of a drugs dealer with that of a Nasdeq trader. Substitute Nasdeq trader for a petrochemicals trader and again the skills measure up and so, perhaps, we could tap into a new stream of talent which could benefit petchems and also improve our image. We could be seen as caring and sharing, helping to alleviate the ills of society, rather than just those nasty people who poison babies by pumping out pollution. Makes you feel good, doesn’t it?