Originally published 07/06/2015
The slave market that once existed on Wall Street is long gone. But we shouldn’t let absence define our memory.
Originally published 08/01/2014
In 1790 speculators stood to gain, too. Hamilton paid them anyway.
Originally published 11/14/2013
"Wall Street" used to be a derisive term amongst conservatives.
Originally published 07/11/2013
Melissa S. Fisher, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, is the author of “Wall Street Women.”When Ina Drew resigned as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s chief investment officer last year after reports the bank lost more than $6 billion, the New York Times referred to her as “the woman who took the fall.”It is up for debate whether financial companies have scapegoated women such as Drew in the aftermath of the financial crisis. What is certain is that just half a century ago it was unimaginable that women might make it high enough in the ranks of Wall Street to take the fall for anything.
Originally published 05/15/2013
Richard Whitney being led away after his trial. Credit: AP/Kings Academy.
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