Flash Boys - Introduction Summary & Analysis

Michael Lewis
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Michael Lewis begins Flash Boys with the story of Sergey Aleynikov, a former computer programmer of Goldman Sachs. Sergey, or “Serge,” had been arrested in 2009 for stealing Goldman Sachs computer code. “I’d thought it strange, after the financial crisis, in which Goldman had played such an important role, that the only Goldman Sachs employee who had been charged with any sort of crime was the employee who had taken something from Goldman Sachs” (Page 1). Other than being alarmed at the double standard of Wall Street prosecutions, Lewis thinks it is also bizarre that Serge was accused of stealing a code that could allegedly be used to manipulate the market in unfair ways. If this were the case, should Goldman Sachs be trusted with that particular code?

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