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1%er Michael Bloomberg Massively Sucks Up to Goldman Sachs

After a Goldman Sachs investment banker write an op-ed saying the company was toxic, Mayor Mike Bloomberg visited the firm's HQ to personally cheer them up.

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That’s the essentially contradictory message currently being offered by defenders of Wall Street: Only a naive fool thinks Goldman doesn’t rip off suckers, and also Goldman performs an important service. And as always the richest and most powerful people in finance turn out to be extraordinarily concerned about their public reputations, but basically unable to actually stop doing things that make people hate them.

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

 
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