Den Of Thieves
a book by James B. Stewart
(our site's book review)
This is the story of the criminals—Milken, Boesky, Siegel, Levine, and many more—who got so outrageously greedy that in the 80s they nearly destroyed Wall Street, crippled and destroyed many big and small companies, and put many people out of work—all for their own private gain. Getting millions of dollars was no thrill to many of these crooks—they wanted hundreds of millions.
At least they get an A for ambition. But an F for morals, humanity, ethics, values, compassion and legality. More recently, these actions were shown to be not an isolated incident but a corruption and irresponsibility pattern emerging: S & L Crisis, Real Estate Bubble Crisis, Derivatives Crisis, Stock Market Crisis, Government Bailouts of the biggest companies done by the government without even getting the people's okay, crippling the future and putting us all deeper into hopelessly huge national debt. (And the century is just getting started!)national debt
Unless American citizens start defecating money, the debt has put us all in deep doo-doo