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Michael Lewis updates us on the Wall

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 07, 2007

Michael Lewis updates us on the Wall Street he wrote about in the excellent Liar’s Poker. It’s not such an alpha male environment anymore:

There is a new deal for the alpha male on Wall Street. He can make his millions, and he can still strut and preen and feel important. What he can’t do is sexualize his financial clout. In the late 1980s it was fairly routine for men on Wall Street trading floors to order up strippers; when a prominent bond salesman was fellated in a conference room just off the trading floor his colleagues were more amused than shocked. Not long ago a pair of Morgan Stanley employees was fired for merely attending a strip club in their off hours.

(via david archer)

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