Predator's Ball

Author: Connie Bruck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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An insightful portrait of junk-bond powerhouse Drexel Burnham Lambert and infamous financier Michael Milken, “one of the most brilliant minds ever to have been dedicated to Wall Street's money games.” (The New York Times). Milken is purported to have offered to pay award-winning journalist Connie Bruck to stop work on this book, the fascinating story of how a singularly brilliant and intensely private investment banker essentially masterminded the creation of the junk bond market, generating billions of dollars in profits for his clients and himself before ultimately being brought down by charges of insider trading, stock manipulation, and fraud under the RICO Act. Bruck’s in-depth narration of the phenomenal career of the man nicknamed “the Junk Bond King” spans Milken’s early dealings in high-yield bonds as well as numerous corporate raids and hostile takeovers guided by tactics that were undoubtedly revolutionary, if sometimes unethical—and occasionally outright illegal. Standing alongside other blockbuster tales of business malfeasance such as Liar’s Poker and Too Big to Fail, The Predators’ Ball is a shocking, bemusing, and enlightening portrait of an era when it seemed anything was possible on Wall Street—as long as Michael Milken was in your Rolodex.

The Money And The Power

The Rise and Reign of Las Vegas

Author: Sally Denton,Roger Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409002039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Sally Denton and Roger Morris make clear how and why Las Vegas became the greatest 'business success story' of the twentieth century, and how the rest of America ensured this success by contributing capital as well as customers. Headquarters of a trillion-dollar worldwide empire, the site of unprecedented political and economic power, Las Vegas is by no means an aberrant sin city. Denton and Morris demonstrate how it has grown out of, and reflects, a corruption and a worship of money that have crept into American life since Prohibition. They trace the original funds for the founding of the Las Vegas we know today to nationwide narcotics trafficking. They show how deeply a multiethnic criminal syndicate, in part feeding off gambling profits and the skim in Las Vegas, came to influence American politics and the larger society, and how pervasively its 'style of business' has penetrated the entire nation. Denton and Morris detail the amazing rise and reach of Meyer Lansky - the mind that ran the city; exactly how criminals, politicians, and businessmen worked together to control Las Vegas; the curious interplay of the city with the fates of Joseph, John F., and Robert Kennedy; how Mormon bankers and Wall Street financiers have bankrolled and profited from casinos ruled by organised crime; how a handful of dedicated journalists and law enforcement officers were destroyed before they could expose the city's secrets. The Money and the Power is a detailed and illuminating chronicle of an extraordinary place and time - and a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history.

The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark

The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

Author: Dean Starkman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 704

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In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Chron 20c Hist Bus Comer

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134264690

Category: Reference

Page: 767

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The American Popular Novel After World War II

A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947–2000

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century—including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park—this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold War and anti-communism, the prefeminist era of the 1950s and the sexual revolution of the 1970s, forms of corporate power in the 1960s and 1980s, the traumatic legacies of slavery and Vietnam, the American fascination with lawyers, cops and criminals, alternate styles of romance in the era of late capitalism, our abiding distrust of science, and our steadfast wonder about the Great Mysteries.

Inside Job

Author: Charles Ferguson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The definitive big picture on the financial crisis, from the man behind the Oscar-winning documentary that exposed the workings of the new economic elite Based on explosive interviews, court documents and corporate archives, Inside Job traces in gripping detail how decades of deregulation gave birth to a predator nation, with power players cycling through positions in government, academia and Wall Street – and continuing to do so even in the wake of the global financial crisis. With stunning clarity, Charles Ferguson delivers an uncompromising accounting of how a new economic oligarchy has wrested control of our politics and the prospects for real recovery.

Raumproductionen

Beiträge der Radical Geography : eine Zwischenbilanz

Author: Bernd Belina,Boris Michel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896916594

Category: Human geography

Page: 306

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Wall Street Poker

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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Mit Beginn des Börsenbooms in den 80er Jahren begann der große Traum der Elite-Absolventen renommierter Universitäten: sich im Händlerraum einer großen Investmentgesellschaft der Wall Street vom "Geek" - einem der unterbezahlten, ausgebeuteten Laufburschen - zum bewunderten Star-Händler hochzuarbeiten. Michael Lewis hat die hektische Atmosphäre eines modernen Goldrausches miterlebt. Niemals zuvor haben so viele so unerfahrene 24-Jährige in so kurzer Zeit so viel Geld verdient, wie Lewis und seine Kollegen in den 80er Jahren in New York und London. Niemals zuvor gab es zu dem Marktgesetz, dass jemand nicht mehr herausbekommen wird, als er hineingibt, derart phantastische Ausnahmen. Michael Lewis, ehemaliger Wall-Street-Insider, gewährt in einer authentischen Story tiefe Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des Börsengeschehens. Ein bis zur letzten Seite packendes Buch, das nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt hat.

April fools

an insider's account of the rise and collapse of Drexel Burnham

Author: Dan G. Stone

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9781556112287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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A former Drexel Burnham employee chronicles the firm's ascent, Michael Milkin's activities with the firm, and the company's eventual downfall

Die Unfehlbaren

Wie Banker und Politiker nach der Lehman-Pleite darum kämpften, das Finanzsystem zu retten - und sich selbst

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442102396

Category:

Page: 621

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Der Matarese-Bund

Roman

Author: Robert Ludlum

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641081963

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Zwei Agenten, die jahrelang gegeneinander arbeiteten, werden gleichzeitig Opfer eines mörderischen Komplotts. Nur zusammen können sie die weltumspannende Verschwörung aufhalten.

Robust action and the Rise of the Medici 1400 - 1434

Author: Tobias Luchsinger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638872459

Category:

Page: 52

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Methodologie und Methoden, Note: 1,0, Universitat Konstanz (Fachbereich: Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Netzwerkanalyse, 5 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit befasst sich mit dem 1993 im American Journal of Sociology erschienenen Aufsatz von John Padgett Robust Action and the rise of the Medici 1400-1434." Die Relevanz dieses Artikels fur das Thema der Netzwerkanalyse ergibt sich schon aus dem Titel des Papers, welcher frei ubersetzt stabile Beziehungen" lauten konnte. Padgett, der an der University of Chicago eine Professur fur Politikwissenschaften inne hat, ist ausserdem auswartiger Professor am Santa Fe Institute, wo er sich sich seit 15 Jahren mit dem Thema: Innovation in Markets - Co-Evolution of State and Market in Renaissance Florence" beschaftigt. In diesen Rahmen ist auch der hier zu behandelnde Aufsatz einzuordnden. Padgett verfolgt mit der Arbeit die Absicht, seine These zu belegen, dass die Medici im Florenz zur Zeit des Ubergangs von Spatmittelalter zur Fruhrenaissance nicht, wie bisher von Geschichtswissenschaftlern vermutet, ihre immense Macht und Bedeutung erlangten, indem sie die eigene Differenz zum bestehenden System der Oligarchen ausbauten und aus ihren unterschiedlichen sozialen Attributen Kapital schlugen, sondern dass sie den Oligarchen auf struktureller Ebene glichen. Sie mussten sich also vielmehr auf einer anderen Ebene von den bisherigen elitaren Strukturen unterscheiden. Wie wir sehen werden, wird diese Ebene durch den Terminus robust action" umrissen. Zum einfacheren Verstandnis wollen wir uns in der Unterteilung dieser Arbeit an die Vorlage halten. Nach einer kurzen Definition des Problems und der verwendeten Begriffe in diesem spezifischen Kontext, widmen wir uns Padgetts Untersuchungen der Sozialstruktur anhand seiner drei verschiedenen Modelle. Diese sind im Einzelnen die Netzwerkanalyse zur Untersuchung der Attributverteilung unt

Goldman Sachs

Erfolg als Unternehmenskultur

Author: Lisa Endlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453172906

Category:

Page: 415

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