What are the financiers worth, really?

From “Utopia for Realists”, Rutger Bregman, Hachette Book Group 2018, in a discussion about the over-compensated financial sector in the economy:

“The genius of the great speculative investors is to see what others do not, or to see it earlier. This is a skill. But so is the ability to stand on tiptoe, balancing on one leg, while holding a pot of tea above your head, without spillage.”

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