Why are there so many GS alumni in government?

Why do Goldman Sachs alums go into government? Is this because of the culture, connections, or reputation of the firm?

 

There are too many for it to be a coincidence. 

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Sep 25, 2020 - 9:13pm

Someone told me that it has to do with stock compensation. Something along the lines of, if you start working for the government you can vest shares more quickly or maybe there are tax benefits. This is secondhand information so not sure if it's completely accurate.

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