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Would Rosa Luxembourg have thrived as an investment banker?

Rosa Luxemburg should have been an investment banker. Unlike any company I’ve ever worked for, investment banks typically earmark half their profits into bonus pools for their employees. It seems the financial sector is the last bastion of syndicalism, the early 20th century belief that since workers create the wealth, they deserve the profits. Shareholders at most investment banks have seen their wealth decline precipitously over the past few years, but…

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