It is no secret that I have a disdain for the Satmar. That being said the BS Feldman memoir was scandalously not even topically fact checked. From any basic reading Feldman is a mentally disturbed attention hog. She pretty much told her publisher and the media the story they wanted to hear. It didn't matter that the messenger lied and was mentally ill because the media wanted a face to push its agenda.
The Satmar are easy to hate even if you are Jewish. They are arrogant, uncouth and beyond religious books ignorant on scores of subjects. Now if you wish to live an alternative lifestyle be my guest just not on my dime. The gay guy up the block works hard pays his taxes and is a good neighbor. The Satmar clod seldom works while voicing toxic opinions parroted from a North Korean Dear Leader Styled Rabbi.
Now I don't mind helping hard working poor families. However, the work ethic is severely lacking amongst men who are unemployable. Sorry, but reading religious texts all day while castigating the rest of the community while begging for alms is not a good strategy for public relations.
In a similar manner the shallow Greg Smith is spinning a sanctimonious tale that is only believable by air headed publishing wonks. Anyone can spill the dirt on an employer. This is not novel or ethical unless serious malfeasance is involved. In the case of Smith you are dealing with a shallow act who is starved for attention. Basically like a spoiled brat he felt he deserved a seven figure bonus but got a mere $500,000. Sorry, a jerk like Smith doesn't deserve to be employed in Wall Street. Had he experienced the brutal and often humiliating experiences of regular working people he ignored in his daily fog he would count his blessings. I am perplexed how such a shallow and unintelligent clown like Smith managed to be employed at Goldman in the first place.
Of course we are waiting for the Greg Smith book from higher ed. How we conned thousands into mountains of debt for worthless college degrees by a insider in higher ed. Don't hold your breath for that book.