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Nathaniel Philbrick’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ has rightfully taken its place as a classic for its literary merits. It has a special place…
When running a Ponzi scheme, how does one avoid enormous, unexpected withdrawals – runs on the bank, so to speak – that would pull back…
My favorite pre-Ponzi schemer was known as ‘520 Percent Miller’ because he promised 10 percent returns a week, or 520 percent a year. Of course…
I was researching a different World War II story when I came across an article in the ‘Chicago Tribune’ from June 1945 that knocked me…
I know that plenty of folks have issues with Social Security, but I’d urge them to confront it on its own terms. Calling it a…
Bob Altman got nothing from the TV series ‘M*A*S*H,’ and the royalties for the theme song went to his oldest son, Michael, who wrote it…
For starters, let’s dispense with the cheap jokes about cannibalism. That means cracks about giving an arm and a leg – sorry – for a…
No Ponzi schemer tells anyone exactly how it works. The purpose of a Ponzi scheme is to trick people, to take the money and run.
We’ve suffered a ‘Ponzification’ of the economy in recent years, as bubbles have built up and then burst, and each time we act as though…
Every swindle is driven by a desire for easy money; it’s the one thing the swindler and the swindled have in common.
Sending a book out into the world is a lot like sending your child to the first day of kindergarten. You hope the other kids…
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