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Greg Smith Resignation

Who Keeps the 'GS' Monogram Towels? The Greg Smith/Goldman Sachs Divorce

April Rudin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
April Rudin

Just like all long-term relationships, the qualities which first attracted Greg Smith to Goldman Sachs now seemed wrong instead of right. Who or what had changed: Greg Smith or Goldman Sachs?

Goldman Sachs, Tops In Self-Flagellation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Greg Smith's tell-all about Goldman Sachs put CEO Lloyd Blankfein -- or He Who Rides The Squid -- through a dark night of the soul, one that apparentl...

Goldman Sachs Cruel Mildly Cruel To Interns, Greg Smith Alleges

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

Sometimes you have to toss a few cheddar cheese salads in the garbage to make a Goldman Sachs employee. That is one of the many harsh truths revea...

Conflicts: No Ambiguity

Peter J. Solomon | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Peter J. Solomon

In The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein defines Goldman Sachs' view of conflicts, but his concept of the relationship between an advisor and its clients is alien to the tenets of trust and fiduciary obligations.

Author Of Muppet Op-Ed Lands Lucrative Book Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs executive who condemned the powerful investment bank in a scathing New York Time...

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

Goldman's Reputation Hits Crisis-Level Lows

Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs is looking even worse than it did during the financial crisis. The investment bank's reputation plunged to levels below the lowest l...

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy

John Fullerton | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
John Fullerton

I wonder what happened to the belief that banking is a profession, as J.P. Morgan believed, rather than "just a business" as it is today.

Ex-Goldman Partner: Firm's Changes Break My Heart

Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

Another former Goldman Sachs employee has come forward to give her two cents on what has changed on Wall Street and at the firm. Jacki Zehner, the...

If You Took the Greed Out of Wall Street, All You'd Have Left Is Pavement: Why Greg Smith's Critique Is Way Too Narrow

Robert Reich | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The problem isn't excessive greed. If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you'd have left is pavement. The problem is endemic abuse of power and trust.

Gullible Muppets and Goldman Sachs: What Does It Say to the 99%

Philip Jennings | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Philip Jennings

Congratulations Greg Smith for waking up. However, we already knew about the toxic state of the financial culture. We are living through its consequences. It's time for the rest of the bankers to be forced to look in the mirror and for us to take action against them.

Ex-AIG CEO: Goldman Got 'Backdoor Bailout' During Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

Feels like everyone is pining for those good old days when Goldman Sachs cared about its clients. Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of AIG, echoed re...

The Muppet Man

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Lauren Ashburn

It takes guts (and a little bit of crazy) to flame out in such a public way. Yet we watched it play out Wednesday as company executive Greg Smith, the most recent corporate whistleblower of sorts, called it like he saw it.

Goldman Scandal

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Vampire Squids, Transparent Tanks

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

That Goldman is a vampire squid has long been recognized. The conflicted and non-transparent nature of the aquarium is, as yet, far too little understood.

At Last, Some Decency on Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Clearly people comfortable in the Washington-Wall Street axis have no sense of shame. They know all too well what Goldman and the other financial swindlers have been up to, causing so much misery for tens of millions throughout the world.

Greg Smith Goes Rogue on Goldman Sachs

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Has anyone not involved in a crime blown out of a major firm with a more devastating sendoff? Smith took no prisoners: "Today, many of these leaders display a Goldman Sachs culture quotient of exactly zero percent." Exactly zero!

What Goldman's Whistleblower Teaches Us About Washington

David Donnelly | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Donnelly

Perhaps we need more Greg Smith-type truth-telling from those who have lived in the belly of the beast on Wall Street and in Washington. That'd be a good start. But while one person leaving with a kiss-and-tell story salves his or her conscience, it doesn't alter structural imbalances.

Here Are Some Other Insiders Who Noticed Not All Was Right On Wall St.

Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs employee, turned into an Internet household name Wednesday after he penned his letter of resignation from the bank ...

8 Future New York Times "I Quit" Op-Eds

Lee Brenner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Comedy
Lee Brenner

A 12-year veteran of Goldman Sachs wrote a scathing editorial for the New York Times about his resignation from the finance giant, in which he blasts the company for putting client interests secondary to profits. In other news, Darth Vader announced he is leaving the Empire.

Goldman Executive Blasts Firm: Good Call?

Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Greg Smith, a now former executive at Goldman Sachs, set off a firestorm Wednesday morning when he submitted his resignation to the notorious investme...

Executive Just Shocked Goldman Doesn't Care About Clients

Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

There is really nothing else you should be reading right now, if you haven't read it already, than the laugh-out-loud hilarious New York Times op-ed b...