This opt-ed article appears in yesterday New York Times and went viral.
I was someone who imagined himself after college working as an investment banker but ended up instead folding towels and emptying women’s tampon bins at a health club. During my job with the census I met a guy who used to be an equity trader. After he divorced his third wife, she ended up bilking him for lots of child support. But he said “You would probably be able to make a killing in finance.”