O último tango?

Clusterstock informa que parte do, er, “brain drain” estaria  indo para… a Argentina.  Especialmente, ex-banqueiros de Wall Street:

Investment Bankers Fleeing To Buenos Aires

Spencer Morgan, who writes highly entertaining profiles of New Yorkers for the Observer, tracks down a lost flock of investment bankers in, of all places, Buenos Aires.

From the Observer:

FOR THE LAST four years, up until a week ago, David Webb worked at Goldman Sachs. In January he spent two weeks hanging loose in Buenos Aires. He was also there checking out real estate investment opportunities. A friend of Mr. Webb’s had told him to come down and have a look. Within a day of arriving, he found himself dealing with more New York bankers than he does in New York.

“You’d start the day at a park and then run into five former bankers, and then you’d wind up at a bar and all of a sudden there would be 15 of them,” Mr. Webb said. “Ex-bankers, ex-traders, Lehman guys, Bear guys, everyone. Guys that got screwed by their job and came to a place where everything was cheap. It’s fuckin’ beautiful and the sun was going down at 9:30.”

He said that some of these young bucks, most of whom hail from New York and London, have embraced their new lives. But for most, with a few drinks comes a fountain of griping and grumbling, bonuses, bonuses, bonuses. Mr. Webb fled to Uruguay for a few days.

It’s a beautiful piece, complete with seduction by a tattooed heroine, an Ivy League education, a rise and fall at Goldman Sachs and the inevitable firing amidst the depression 2.0.

A matéria gerou vários comentários curiosos.  Por exemplo:

Don’t cry for them Argentina…. the truth is they never liked you… i.e. these are the same guys who shorted your bonds and tanked your economy.. unless they’re there on the equivalent of an H1-B program for Gauchos boot them out… let them see the future..in Venezuela!!


Don’t forget the end of the story — Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid were eventually gunned down in Bolivia. You can run but you can’t hide….

Mas o prêmio vai para:

We should act quickly to change the immigration laws to prevent these “young bucks” from returning to the USA to cause further economic damage through the exercise of their “talent”.