Lying for Money

Author: Dan Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982114940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Profile Books."--Title page verso.

Lying for Money

Author: Dan Davies

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1982114932

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 4895

An entertaining, deeply informative explanation of how high-level financial crimes work, written by an industry insider who’s an expert in the field. The way most white-collar crime works is by manipulating institutional psychology. That means creating something that looks as much as possible like a normal set of transactions. The drama comes later, when it all unwinds. Financial crime seems horribly complicated, but there are only so many ways you can con someone out of what’s theirs. In Lying for Money, veteran regulatory economist and market analyst Dan Davies tells the story of fraud through a genealogy of financial malfeasance, including: the Great Salad Oil swindle, the Pigeon King International fraud, the fictional British colony of Poyais in South America, the Boston Ladies’ Deposit Company, the Portuguese Banknote Affair, Theranos, and the Bre-X scam. Davies brings new insights into these schemes and shows how all frauds, current and historical, belong to one of four categories (“long firm,” counterfeiting, control fraud, and market crimes) and operate on the same basic principles. The only elements that change are the victims, the scammers, and the terminology. Davies has years of experience picking the bones out of some of the most famous frauds of the modern age. Now he reveals the big picture that emerges from their labyrinths of deceit and explains how fraud has shaped the entire development of the modern world economy.

Summary of Dan Davies's Lying for Money

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669385302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 55

View: 2137

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The online drug dealer 9THWONDER on the marketplace Evolution was ripped off by its customers in January 2015. The apology and confession were unusual, but the scam wasn’t. The unlisted websites where contraband is bought and sold over confidential web browsers have been rife with frauds from the start. #2 I have been collecting fraud stories for years, because they are a sort of counter-template to the things that you miss out on by studying normal economics. The reasons why everything went wrong in the banking and stock market industries usually have little to do with the numbers in bank regulation. #3 I spent the next decade gathering details and stories, and trying to build a mental toolkit for dealing with historical episodes when everything you thought you knew turns out to be untrue. #4 The dark market scam is a perfect example of how not to protect yourself from fraud. The Silk Road escrow system was highly inconvenient for vendors, who had to finance their inventories before they were paid. Against this, they had some protection through the escrow system.

Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets

Author: Susan Shapiro Barash

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 142998418X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4177

From the bestselling author of Tripping the Prom Queen comes a fascinating and provocative look at the reasons behind female deception. Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets reveals how society doles out mixed messages to women, fostering the lies they tell. Among the liars are: •A woman who shoplifts, and has it "down to a science" •A woman who tells her husband she is working late in order to be with her lover •A woman who lies about her children's achievements to her friends •A woman who pretends her husband is doing well when they are going broke •A woman who has covered up her husband's emotional abuse for years •A woman whose secret is her misery in being a stay-at-home mom in suburbia •A woman who lies about loving her partner, deciding it's better to stay than be alone •And many other secrets and deceptions Honest and even outrageous, Susan Shapiro Barash is fast becoming the author who explores issues that are important to women—issues that they are loath to talk about . . . until now.

Mirrabooka Dreaming

Author: Ricky Browne

Publisher: Chimera Books


Category: Poetry

Page: 66

View: 2046

20+ poems designed to make the reader reflect on life, and perhaps even grow the reader's heart and mind. Discover the depth of soul that is 'Mirrabooks Dreaming' by Ricky Browne. This collection of 20+ thought-provoking poems will take you on a journey of self-reflection and introspection. Immerse yourself in the thinking of Browne and let them awaken your heart and expand your mind. In 'Mirrabooks Dreaming', you will find a treasure trove of emotions, insights, and principles that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. Whether you're an avid reader of poetry or just starting your journey, this book is sure to touch your heart and leave you feeling inspired. Get your copy now and join the ranks of those who have been touched by Ricky Browne's 'Mirrabooks Dreaming'.


Author: United States. Congress. Senate

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Strategy and Tactics of World Communism

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communism

Page: 1802

View: 5624