History of Greed
Financial Fraud from Tulip Mania to Bernie Madoff
"David Sarna is a visionary technologist. He is also asophisticated investor and financier. He has written a readable,comprehensive, fascinating, and well-researched book that explorestroublesome aspects of the financial system in a way only anexperienced insider could."
—Jay N. Goldberg, Senior Managing Director, HudsonVentures
"A comprehensive review of what has happened to us in ourfinancial markets over and over and over and over again. It's animportant history, written with wit and delivered with wisdom.Undoubtedly, History of Greed will become required readingfor anyone serious about understanding the capital markets."
—Frederick L. Gorsetman, Founder and Managing Member,Oxbridge Financial Group, LLC
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 offinancial fraud. In it, David E. Y. Sarna exposes the true andoften riveting stories of how both naïve and sophisticatedinvestors alike were fooled by unscrupulous entrepreneurs, lawyers,hedge fund managers, CPAs, Texas billionaires, politicalfundraisers, music managers, financial advisers, and even formerMossad agents. From the people behind the financial fraud and howthey did it to why people continually fall prey to scam artists,Sarna outlines what actions you can take today to protect yourselffrom becoming the victim of tomorrow's "too good to be true"investment opportunity. History of Greed details how marketsare manipulated, books are cooked, Ponzi schemes are hatched, andhow the government only closes the barn door once the cows have allescaped.
416 pages; ISBN 9780470877708
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Title: History of Greed
Author: David E. Y. Sarna; Andrew Malik