Separating Fools from Their Money

Separating Fools from Their Money

At the same time, the book exposes themes common to all financial scandals, which remain astonishingly unchanged over more than two centuries--greed, hubris, media connections, self-interested politicians, and booms-gone-bust, to name a few ...

Author: Scott B. MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 0765803569

Category: Commercial crimes

Page: 264

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What do Michael Milken and Martha Stewart have in common? (Answer: Both became public scapegoats for an outrageous era of greed and excess.) What was the most outrageous party thrown by a financial baron of the twentieth century? (Answer: Tough call, but either Michael Milken's Predators Ball in 1985, or Dennis Kozlowski's Sardinian birthday bash in 2001, with its vodka-spouting sculpture.) Which U.S. war hero president became party to, and victim of, an unabashed con man known as the Napoleon of Wall Street? (Answer: Ulysses S. Grant, but it's a long story.) These questions and more are discussed in Scott MacDonald and Jane Hughes' Separating Fools from Their Money. The authors trace the history of financial scandals from the early days of the young republic through the Enron/WorldCom debacle of modern times. A host of colorful characters inhabit the pages of this history, revealing human nature in all of its dubious shades of gray. At the same time, the book exposes themes common to all financial scandals, which remain astonishingly unchanged over more than two centuries--greed, hubris, media connections, self-interested politicians, and booms-gone-bust, to name a few. Informative and entertaining, Separating Fools should engage the interest of investors and casual business readers, as well as economists interested in supplemental reading for their students.
Categories: Commercial crimes

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

A recent spiritualistic case must have convinced any one who needed convincing
that, rude as it may appear to say so, women are no exception to the rule that
fools and their money are soon parted. The man about to marry should remember
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015028027426

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland

The Spectator

The Spectator

BUSINESS Will 2007 repeat the madness of 1987 ? Richard Northedge looks
back on a year in which it was all too easy to separate fools from their money
and wonders whether we're heading for another one I TAKE C slippery - f you ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01010011O

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

The Book of Thrift

The Book of Thrift

You remember Mark Twain ' s definition of a mine " A hole in the ground into
which a lot of fools throw their money . " There are a number of wildcat schemes
promoted for the sole purpose of separating fools and their money , but the lure of
 ...

Author: Theodore Douglas MacGregor

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433008108593

Category: Saving and investment

Page: 349

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Categories: Saving and investment

Glen Canyon and the San Juan Country

Glen Canyon and the San Juan Country

Both pumped river water to wash sand and gravel from the riverbanks in sluice
boxes where the gold was separated ... During his early years , Cass may have
transcended the bounds of ethics in his zest for separating fools from their money
.

Author: Gary Topping

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004145389

Category: History

Page: 404

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In Glen Canyon and the San Juan Country, Gary Topping gives a complete history of the region and the people who came there. The author examines the nature of the country - its geology, geography, climate, and flora - and describes early exploration of the region by the Spaniards and the Mormons, as well as by the Powell, Hayden, and Wheeler Surveys. In addition to describing recreational use of the area, Topping includes background information on Glen Canyon Dam and the archaeology and history accomplished as a result of the Glen Canyon Survey. The story of Glen Canyon will interest historians as well as aficionados of Utah's river and red-rock canyon country. Although Glen Canyon is gone, it is remembered in this detailed, comprehensive study.
Categories: History

The Destiny of Wealth

The Destiny of Wealth

been the focus of attention for both the government and the public , and it took
long years of friction , dialogue , and ... as a façade to separate fools from their
money , with donors caring more about fame for themselves or advertisement for
their ...

Author: Zhongyun Zi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131704871

Category: Endowments

Page: 342

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Categories: Endowments

Some Annals of the Powers Family

Some Annals of the Powers Family

His answer was “ ' Separating . " To my request for an explanation he added : “
Separating fools from their money . ” Then I said to the board : “ Gentlemen , you
can judge for yourselves whether or not in condemning the Powers apparatus he
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066245218

Category:

Page: 304

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Nevada Historical Society Quarterly

Nevada Historical Society Quarterly

If he was shorn , he waited to win back his wool from another and made no
complaint of his loss . He recognized equal rights in the art of separating fools
from their money . “ mert a id not cation Elable others PION 3211 Tier nine ngue ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000860768

Category: Nevada

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Categories: Nevada

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

In touristy places such as Jaipur , take extreme care with the commission
merchants – these guys hang around waiting to ... at a profit elsewhere , you ' ll
simply be proving ( once again ) that old adage about separating fools from their
money .

Author: Sarina Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028517162

Category: Rajasthan (India)

Page: 400

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This volume is full of helpful advice on what to see, where to go, local customs, where to stay and other useful hints for the traveller in Rajasthan.
Categories: Rajasthan (India)

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CD NOW Mind Spring of money into - and out of -
thinly traded equities . Another technique for separating fools from their money is
the pump and dump . In that scam , manipulators praise a stock with seemingly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022119650

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Delhi

Delhi

( Map 2 ; 8 685 8597 ) , E4 Hauz Khas Market , has just about the best money can
buy . ... buying anything in India to sell at a profit elsewhere , you'll simply be
proving ( once again ) that old adage about separating fools from their money .

Author: Richard Plunkett

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028510548

Category: Delhi (India)

Page: 240

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The Indian capital can be as bewildering as it is fascinating. This up-to-date guide unveils cosmopolitan Delhi, from its imperial monuments and fine restaurants to vibrant arts and crafts. -- 29 maps, including 20 colour maps -- tips for business and independent travellers -- special section on Indian cuisine -- informative cultural and historical notes -- spectacular excursions, including the Taj Mahal
Categories: Delhi (India)

Time

Time

PERSONAL TI ME YOUR TECHNOLOGY Next Year's Model Space Blast
Revisited The high - tech world flocked to Las ... world's richest and most
powerful companies drop in on a place that specializes in separating fools from
their money .

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ISBN: NWU:35556028006062

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End of an Era

End of an Era

One of the easiest and most common ways of separating fools from their money
was the mock auction . A likely prospect was approached and offered three or
four " genuine gold ” watches at a very low sum . He was then informed that he ...

Author: Robert C. Reinders

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032943683

Category: History

Page: 288

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In the decade preceding the Civil War, New Orleans was a boisterous port with one of the most diverse populations in the world. But the city was enjoying a transient heyday, soon to be replaced by devastation and reconstruction.
Categories: History

Prohibition Facts

Prohibition Facts

Gambling houses and race tracks will gladly pay large sums for the privilege of
separating fools from their money . The inhabitants of Monaco are exempt from
all taxes , the entire expenses of government being paid from the profits of the ...

Author: Thomas Nixon Carver

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071420916

Category: Prohibition

Page: 95

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Categories: Prohibition

The Irish Monthly

The Irish Monthly

accepted for more than a century , the word “ Hoyle " came to mean a book
containing the rules of card games and the term ... Card Trick ) he says drily : “
This is a purely gambling game , chiefly useful for separating fools from their
money .

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ISBN: UOM:39015065136833

Category:

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The Evolution of gambling legislation and regulation

The Evolution of gambling legislation and regulation

... the art of separating fools from their money . 01 Certainly rascality is never an
easy calling but it is no doubt not without its rewards . The cattle town gamester ,
much like a character in a Balzac novel , convinced himself that success was ...

Author: National Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000010179710

Category: Gambling

Page:

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Categories: Gambling

The Napoleonic Press

The Napoleonic Press

Chapter Five A Public of Consumers : The Affiches and Political Consciousness
On 27 Thermidor an 8 ( 15 August 1800 ) , the ... unsurprising , even trivial ,
telling us little beyond the tawdry early history of separating fools from their
money .

Author: Dennis A. Trinkle

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111768334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Games

Encyclopedia of Games

Author: Robert Frederick Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009305379

Category:

Page: 701

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The Case of the Missing Sandals

The Case of the Missing Sandals

Futile though the expedient might be , it provided at least the illusion of action ,
and the illusion might lead the way to some ... addicted to numerous and hectic
love affairs , and that she was a crook engaged in separating fools from their
money ...

Author: Nancy Barr Mavity

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B301821

Category: East Bay (Calif.)

Page: 316

View: 864

When the beautiful, charismatic, and mysterious Luna, leader of a witchcraft cult in the East Bay hills, is murdered, Herald reporter Peter Piper (who had interviewed Luna the day before her death) is drawn into the mystery of her death. With the help of Jackson--an old, blind, black man who is the gatekeeper of Luna Colony and can identify people by the sound of their footsteps--Peter uncovers more motives and suspects than he knows what to do with. The evidence is no help either: a smudged fingerprint, a batch of love letters, a rifle too old and worn to leave any identifying marks on the bullet, and a barefoot corpse. It's not until he does some independent research into the occult that the significance of the missing shoes--and the true motive--becomes clear.
Categories: East Bay (Calif.)

The House in the Way

The House in the Way

don't know of anybody who is anywhere near to the realisation of their hopes , if
that is what you mean . I don't meet many inventors in my department - except
inventors of new methods of separating fools and their money . ' Chichester did
not ...

Author: Colin Hope

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89014465264

Category:

Page: 254

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