Michael Lewis dispels rumors about Goldman Sachs

Michael Lewis dispels rumors about Goldman Sachs

Financial author and former Goldman employee Michael Lewis wishes you to know that all those nasty rumors about Goldman just aren’t true. Really.

Rumor No. 1
: “Goldman Sachs controls the U.S. government.”

Every time we hear the phrase “the United States of Goldman Sachs” we shake our heads in wonder. Every ninth-grader knows that the U.S. government consists of three branches. Goldman owns just one of these outright; the second we simply rent, and the third we have no interest in at all. (Note there isn’t a single former Goldman employee on the Supreme Court.)

Whew, sure glad he cleared that up for us. And they aren’t all bald white males resembling creatures from the 24th century, either.


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