The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
Economic policy debates often focus on areas of division and discord. On the minimum wage, you’ll see some businesses fighting labor. On regulation, you have government versus the free market.
This essay is excerpted from Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, published this week by Viking.
The average Goldman Sachs employee earns in excess of $350,000 per year, and we’re assured Greg Smith, who most visibly quit his job there last week, was paid substantially more.