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Best Business Crime Writing of the Year

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A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious “How To Stuff A Wild Enron,” in which he compares trying to understand Enron’s finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser’s’s ...more
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Published December 18th 2007 by Anchor (first published November 26th 2002)
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Mark Russell
This book of essays, compiled after the the wave of business scandals which rocked the nation in the early 2000s, hearkens back to a quaint, simpler time when corporate executives actually had to break the law in order to rig the market.

The first half of the book is dedicated to biographies of corporate scandals, Enron, Worldcom, ImClone, etc., stories often reflected in the meteoric rise of their chief corporate officers, followed by their equally meteoric collisions with the Earth. These are n
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Kay Sundstrom
I wished they had continued the series, informative and engaging.
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A staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000, and writes The Financial Page. He came to The New Yorker from Slate, where he wrote the Moneybox column. He has also been a contributing editor at Fortune and a staff writer at Talk. Previously, he was the business columnist for New York. He has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Wired, the Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and Lingua Franca, an ...more
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