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Seperating Fools from Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals
What do Michael Milken and Martha Stewart have in common? (Answer: Both became public scapegoats for an outrageous era of greed and excess.) What was the most outrageous party thrown by a financial baron of the twentieth century? (Answer: Tough call, but either Michael Milken's Predators Ball in 1985, or Dennis Kozlowski's Sardinian birthday bash in 2001, with its vodka-sp ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 16th 2006 by Transaction Publishers
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Man, I never knew Ulysses S. Grant surrounded himself with conniving thieving cronies just like Bush. Of course, Grant actually went to war and his fortune was largely destroyed by his pals, whereas GW Bush went to Texas and has made money despite ruining a fucking baseball team. Seriously, what kind of idiot runs a baseball team to ruin? Oh, right... Anyway, great book, if you don't mind a dose of economic theory.