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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A hard-hitting analysis of how Michael Milken contrived to add junk bonds to the tricks of Wall Street's trade. Drawing mainly on the public record, Stein (Financial Passages, 1984) sheds considerable ... Read full review

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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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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