Vampire Squid

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Vampire Squid

A derogatory slang term for Goldman Sachs. The term denotes the outsized influence that current and former Goldman executives had on (especially American) finance and government before and during the late 2000s recession.
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Some examples of deep-sea marine life: colossal squids, tube-worms, snipe eel, angler fish, vampire squids, etc.
He is the author of the New York Times best sellers The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire (2008); Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010); The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (2014); and Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus (2017).
However, four years later, the same research team, headed by University of Georgia oceanographer Mandy Joye, discovered eels, skate fish and vampire squids roaming the floor of the Gulf.
His books include "The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics and Religion" and, most recently, the critically hailed "Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America," which chronicles the events that led to the financial crisis of 2008.
Even after the S.E.C., Fabulous Fab, Abacus, God's work, Carl Levin, Vampire Squids? No humility?
A Birmingham film maker who has filmed Vampire Squids from Hell has been named among the top 100 talents in the British television industry.
The creature, whose Latin name Vampyroteuthis infer-nalis means Vampire squid from hell has proportionately the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.
The award-winning footage of the Vampire Squid from Hell which won huge critical acclaim for Steve Downer (inset)
Vampire squids aren't the only creatures that seem like horrific nightmare-fuel at first glance, only to be mild-mannered in truth.
Pity the poor vampire squid: it's saddled with a fearsome name and unjust comparisons to Goldman Sachs, when it's actually quite docile.