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The Resource Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff, Edward J. Balleisen

Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff, Edward J. Balleisen

Label
Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff
Title
Fraud
Title remainder
an American history from Barnum to Madoff
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Balleisen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings. In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America--and the evolving efforts to combat it--from the age of P. T. Barnum through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balleisen, Edward J
Dewey number
364.16/80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fraud
  • Commercial crimes
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Commercial crimes
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud
  • Wirtschaft
  • Betrug
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff, Edward J. Balleisen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Innovation, moral economy, and the Postmaster General's peace
  • The businessmen's war to end all fraud
  • Quandaries of procedural justice
  • The call for investor and consumer protection (1930s to 1970s).
  • Moving toward Caveat venditor
  • Consumerism and the reorientation of antifraud policy
  • The promise and limits of the antifraud state
  • The market strikes back (1970s to 2010s).
  • Neoliberalism and the rediscovery of business fraud
  • Duplicity and the evolution of American capitalism.
  • The enduring dilemmas of antifraud regulation
  • The shape-shifting, never-changing world of fraud
  • A nineteenth-century world of caveat emptor (1810s to 1880s).
  • The porousness of the law
  • Channels of exposure
  • Professionalism, moralism, and the elite assault on deception (1860s to 1930s).
  • The beginnings of a modern administrative state
Control code
ocn948559822
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 479 pages
Isbn
9780691164557
Lccn
2016935601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fraud : an American history from Barnum to Madoff, Edward J. Balleisen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Innovation, moral economy, and the Postmaster General's peace
  • The businessmen's war to end all fraud
  • Quandaries of procedural justice
  • The call for investor and consumer protection (1930s to 1970s).
  • Moving toward Caveat venditor
  • Consumerism and the reorientation of antifraud policy
  • The promise and limits of the antifraud state
  • The market strikes back (1970s to 2010s).
  • Neoliberalism and the rediscovery of business fraud
  • Duplicity and the evolution of American capitalism.
  • The enduring dilemmas of antifraud regulation
  • The shape-shifting, never-changing world of fraud
  • A nineteenth-century world of caveat emptor (1810s to 1880s).
  • The porousness of the law
  • Channels of exposure
  • Professionalism, moralism, and the elite assault on deception (1860s to 1930s).
  • The beginnings of a modern administrative state
Control code
ocn948559822
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 479 pages
Isbn
9780691164557
Lccn
2016935601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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