Harvard Professor Been Waiting 39 Years To Nail Lloyd Blankfein To The Wall

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Abigail Thernstrom has been watching Blankfein's rise to the upper echelons of Wall Street from her office Cambridge, waiting patiently for the day a reporter would finally give her an opening to reveal he owes her 30,000 words on the law.

“Harvard is full of operators,” Abigail Thernstrom told me recently. “One of my students was supposed to have written a thesis for me, but he managed to wriggle out of the requirement. That was Lloyd Blankfein,” the Goldman Sachs CEO, who graduated in 1975.

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