A license to steal: the untold story of Michael Milken and the conspiracy to bilk the nation

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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This sobering, at times terrifying tale reveals how Michael Milken, calling upon questionable financial backers and enrolling the influence of powerful figures in journalism, academia, and politics, convinced an eager--and greedy--nation that junk bonds were the key to untold wealth. Now Stein details how Milken became so powerful, who helped him, and how his junk-bond operation really worked.

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A license to steal: the untold story of Michael Milken and the conspiracy to bilk the nation

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Milken is the corporate villain America loves to hate. Unlike Jesse Kornbluth, who was sympathetic toward the former junk bond king in his recent Highly Confident , Stein wastes no time in going for ... Read full review

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Ben Stein is one of my favorite columnists. I fell in love with his columns in American Spectator back in the early 90s and his incredibly passions for his dogs. Michael Milken and his junk bond kingdom made a compelling read for me and a true believer in Ben Stein's judgements. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
12
two THE MESSIAH
28
three THE NETWORK
43
Copyright

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BENJAMIN STEIN, PE, is a consulting engineer and former associate professor at B'zalel Institute's School of Environmental Design in Jerusalem. He worked in New York City for over 25 years as a consulting engineer. He is coauthor of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings- a text for architecture students, now in its eighth edition, also available from Wiley.

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