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#53 – Lloyd Blankfein

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Lloyd Craig Blankfein is an American investment banker who served as senior chairman of Goldman Sachs since 2019, and chairman and chief executive from 2006 to 2018.1https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/30/blankfein-isnt-planning-to-die-at-his-desk-at-goldman-after-all.html

Blankfein is a self-identified “registered Democrat”, and a “Rockerfeller Republican”, and often contributes mainly to Democratic party canditates.2https://freebeacon.com/politics/goldman-sachs-succeeds-where-gore-fails/ During the 2016 presidential election, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders named Blankfein as an example of corporate greed in Janurary 2016. Blankfein responding that the Sanders’ campaign had “the potential to be a dangerous movement”. 3https://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/lloyd-blankfein-bernie-sanders-218689 Blankfein endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.4https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-22/goldman-ceo-blankfein-supportive-of-clinton-for-pragmatism

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Blankfein consistently called for loosening coronavirus response measures and reopening the economy. In March 2020, he said “extreme measures to flatten the virus ‘curve'” were sensible “for a time” but that they would crush the economy. He said, “Within a very few weeks let those with a lower risk to disease return to work.”5https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-25/billionaires-want-workers-coronavirus

 

 

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