You may not be interested in Goldman Sachs, But GS are interested in you - specifically in your money.
These days GS are feeling heat of a kind they are not used to. The workaholic money making machinists believe they are the target of unfair criticism. They have read what people like politics.ie poster youngdan and others have said about their evil ways and they feel - well, misunderstood. So they break the habit of a lifetime and let a feature writer - John Arlidge - inside the citadel to report on how they are really doing 'God's work'.
Do you buy the picture he paints?
Number 85 Broad Street, a dull, rust-coloured office block in lower Manhattan, doesn’t look like a place to stop and stare, and that’s just the way the people who work there like it. The men and women who arrive in the watery dawn sunshine, dressed in Wall Street black, clutching black briefcases and BlackBerrys, are very, very private. They walk quickly from their black Lincoln town cars to the lobby, past, well, nothing, really. There’s no name plate on the building, no sign on the front desk and the armed policeman stationed outside isn’t saying who works there. There’s a good reason for the secrecy. Number 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, is where the money is. All of it.
It’s the site of the best cash-making machine that global capitalism has ever produced, and, some say, a political force more powerful than governments.
I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs - Times Online