History of Greed: Financial Fraud from Tulip Mania to Bernie Madoff
Praise for HISTORY OF GREED
"David Sarna is a visionary technologist. He is also a sophisticated investor and financier. He has written a readable, comprehensive, fascinating, and well-researched book that explores troublesome aspects of the financial system in a way only an experienced insider could."
"A comprehensive review of what has happened to us in our financial markets over and over and over and over again. It's an important history, written with wit and delivered with wisdom. Undoubtedly, History of Greed will become required reading for anyone serious about understanding the capital markets."
400 years of financial fraud in the making
From the earliest financial scams of the seventeenth century, through the headline-grabbing Wall Street scandals of our times, History of Greed provides a comprehensive history of financial fraud. In it, David E. Y. Sarna exposes the true and often riveting stories of how both naïve and sophisticated investors alike were fooled by unscrupulous entrepreneurs, lawyers, hedge fund managers, CPAs, Texas billionaires, political fundraisers, music managers, financial advisers, and even former Mossad agents. From the people behind the financial fraud and how they did it to why people continually fall prey to scam artists, Sarna outlines what actions you can take today to protect yourself from becoming the victim of tomorrow's "too good to be true" investment opportunity. History of Greed details how markets are manipulated, books are cooked, Ponzi schemes are hatched, and how the government only closes the barn door once the cows have all escaped.
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Review: History of Greed: Financial Fraud from Tulip Mania to Bernie MadoffUser Review - Aloke - Goodreads
History of Greed narrates the financial scams and tries to understand the human tendencies and the reasoning along with the legal framework. This book is an easy read for a complicated topic like ... Read full review
Review: History of Greed: Financial Fraud from Tulip Mania to Bernie MadoffUser Review - Walter Herrick - Goodreads
Pretty good. a little hard to follow at times because I was unfamiliar with a few concepts, but interesting. Read full review