Wolves of Wall Street
A CultureMap®
by James Waller
Published on 12/20/13
5 TOPICS / 6 CONNECTIONS

Animals occupy Wall Street. Bears claw at the stock market, sometimes ripping it to shreds. Bulls exuberantly charge, head-butting the economy forward and occasionally tossing it to dizzying heights. And then there are the wolves: traders who prey on unwary buyers or exploit regulatory weakness for their own illicit gain. They’re feared and despised, but they also fascinate, since their behavior so stunningly exemplifies capitalism’s canine-eat-canine savagery.

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