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Monday, November 9, 2009

Goldman Sachs: "Doing God's Work"

Items of Interest:

Times of London:
I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs -- Number 85 Broad Street, a dull, rust-coloured office block in lower Manhattan, doesn’t look like a place to stop and stare, and that’s just the way the people who work there like it. The men and women who arrive in the watery dawn sunshine, dressed in Wall Street black, clutching black briefcases and BlackBerrys, are very, very private. They walk quickly from their black Lincoln town cars to the lobby, past, well, nothing, really. There’s no name plate on the building, no sign on the front desk and the armed policeman stationed outside isn’t saying who works there. There’s a good reason for the secrecy. Number 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, is where the money is. All of it...

discussion:
WSJ:
Goldman Sachs’ Blankfein on Banking: ‘Doing God’s Work’
Reuters:
Is Goldman Sachs “doing God's work”? Its CEO thinks so
Seeking Alpha:
May the Lloyd Be with You: Blankfein Doing 'God's Work'?
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