A Pennsylvania Reader Says Blue-Eyed Bankers Left Wall Street Long Ago
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Henri Rousseau (e-mail
Re: Steve Sailer`s Blog:
Maureen Dowd: “Blue-Eyed Greed”
For years, blue eyes have been very
out of fashion on Wall Street
to the point of obvious and systemic discrimination.
During the era I lived in Manhattan,
the overwhelming ethnic profile of banking and the New
York Mayor`s office Manhattan was "Mediterranean
White." This extended to Washington D.C.
some of whom came from those communities.
But note now:
Prince—Jewish, passed the top job to
Vikram Pandit. Indians are often compared with
Jews for their "super-achieving" status.
Credit Suisse —John
Mack, a Lebanese-American who told Credit Suisse
employees he wanted the company to be "the
employer of choice for women and minorities"
Goldman Sachs, a traditionally
Merrill Lynch –
known as the Irish Catholic bank until it elected
its disastrous black Chief Executive Officer,
Richard Fuld (ex-Lehman Brothers)—Jewish. Lehman
was a notoriously arrogant Jewish firm when I worked
on the Street.
Kalaris a Greek who once boasted to a group of
MBAs about "the end of Anglo-Saxon banking."
I heard him say it.
supporting my views is the April 13th 2005
Jim Cramer article published in his magazine
and titled: "Wrong!
That`s Not Blue Blood Running Morgan Stanley."
"Last I looked,
Richard Fuld, Stan
O`Neal, Jimmy Cayne and Sandy Weill weren`t
Skull-and-Bones guys. The only place where there was
even a hint of blue blood the whole time I worked on
Wall Street was at Morgan, and that got swept away years
reviled for much on Wall Street but one thing we are
pretty good at is having a meritocracy of numbers. You
deliver the numbers no matter what race, color or
creed you are, you`re moving up. You blow the numbers
away, you are king. You mess up on the numbers, you are
supposed to be gone.
“And that`s the true irony in this Morgan Stanley story.
The guys departing Morgan Stanley now aren`t Bones types
at all. They left long ago. The guys departing now are
the numbers guys. That`s the real irony."
This time around, some more of the
Mediterranean white country club members messed up the
numbers real big. They`re gone, too.
But Mack and Pandit are still there.
So much for the meritocracy theory.
Rosseau is a naturalized
United States citizen and an engineer by trade.
Rousseau, who speaks five languages and works for a
multinational corporation, lives in a major metropolitan