In fact, Rajat Gupta, a former Goldman board member indicted last week for insider trading, attracted twice as many votes in our Question of the Week as did Jon Corzine, a onetime Goldman CEO whose most recent venture, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy this week. That is a 61% to 29% margin, for you quants out there.
The other competitors in our horse-race question, on which Goldman alumnus has fallen the hardest, were far back in the pack. J.C. Flowers, who went on to found his own financial services-oriented fund (you can imagine how that has been working out) drew 5% of the votes in our survey, while John Thain, who presided over the demise of Merrill Lynch, attracted 4%. Robert Rubin, polled at less than 1%, which is a good thing in this context.
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