Fraud

Fraud

An American History From Barnum to Madoff

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Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America--and the evolving efforts to combat it--from the age of P. T. Barnum through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle.
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780691164557
Branch Call Number: 364.1680973 BAL 2017
Characteristics: xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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