USD Law Professor Frank Partnoy Interviewed by CBS This Morning Regarding the "Muppet Manifesto"

San Diego (March 15, 2012) - Today, University of San Diego School of Law George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance Frank Partnoy appeared on CBS This Morning regarding the blistering New York Times op-ed by former Goldman Sachs employee, Greg Smith.

Dubbed “The Muppet Manifesto,” Smith’s op-ed claims the company’s employees knowingly misled their clients in order to make more money for themselves, calling financial services company’s culture “toxic and destructive.”

“Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as “Muppets,” sometimes over internal e-mail,” wrote Smith.

Click here to view the complete CBS This Morning interview.

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