Monday, April 09, 2012

SWPL Central


No longer did Wall Street mean Protestant Good Family. There were plenty of prominent Jewish investment bankers...plenty of Irishmen, Greeks, Slavs. That none of the eighty members of the bond department was black or female didn't bother him...the bond trading room at Pierce & Pierce was no place for symbolic gestures.
--The Bonfire of the Vanities

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