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Madoff Scandal

How and Why Madoff Was Able to Trick so Many "Smart" People

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

How Madoff was able to do it can be explained by social psychology and why he was able to do it can be explained by neuropsychology.

Madoff Considering Insanity Defense Over $50 Billion Swindle

New York Daily News | Rush and Malloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you thought Bernard Madoff's $50 billion investment scheme was audacious, get ready for his alibi. Lawyers for the accused scammer are exploring an...

Madoff's Redemption

David Suissa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Suissa

What worries me most is not that we will see more Madoff-level crimes of betrayal in our community, but that we so easily ignore the millions of little offenses we regularly inflict on each other.

Doubts Growing Over Whether Madoff Acted Alone

AFP | Marine Laouchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As a probe intensifies into Bernard Madoff, doubts are growing on whether the now-infamous Wall Street investment manager could have committed a recor...

Send America to Rehab

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Ironically, while Bush and Cheney were obsessing over al-Qaida, and searching under every rock in Afghanistan for Osama bin Laden, the real danger to America was at home -- on Wall Street.

Ponzi Democracy

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rory O'Connor

Few accounts of the Madoff scandal have delved into the back-story of who "Ponzi" actually was, and how he became the legendary swindler whose name has since been enshrined in the financial Hall of Shame.

Bernie Madoff: Lightning Rod for Anti-Semitism?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel Schwartzberg

"The Bradley Effect", while a dispelled myth, made us look deeper into the dark corners of American culture. What will "The Madoff Effect" have?

Ponzi Schemes and How to Spot Them

Sunny Hostin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sunny Hostin

As news spreads of Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion fraud, many are wondering what exactly a Ponzi scheme is and how to avoid becoming a victim.

The Inauguration Cannot Come Quickly Enough

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

In a sense, we made Madoff. This society and its desire for results and more results. The disease of more. The Bush legacy: No regulation. A free-for-all.

New Status Symbol: Getting Ripped Off By Madoff

Clusterstock | John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

And now the wealthy have a new status symbol: getting ripped off by Bernie Madoff. Because Madoff is said to have only accepted an exclusive group of ...


Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

If only Horatio Alger had been around today instead of the 19th century, so he could write new stories about how hard work is all it takes to make your fortune. He would have so much material.

Madoff Winners May Have To Give Back Earnings, Too

Fortune | Nicholas Varchaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Should you be penalized if you were smart enough to pull your money out of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities before it imploded in what appears to ...

How About A Madoff Victim Bailout?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Looking over the list of poor saps who were hoovered into the Madoff money vacuum, it occurred to me that we might have found an excellent beneficiary of some the remaining bailout bonanza.

Anatomy of a Con Artist: How Madoff Played the Trust Equation

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

The Trust Equation describes the components of trustworthiness. Measuring Bernie Madoff by the trust equation shows just what an effective job he did at mimicking genuine trust.

Madoff Fallout: Israeli Programs That Relied On Madoff-Killed Charities Now In Trouble (VIDEO)

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Bernie Madoff effect continues to spread. The $50 billion that appears to have been lost in Madoff's now-famous fraud scheme has crippled and kill...

Friehling & Horowitz: Madoff's Auditor Doesn't Audit?

Fortune | Alyssa Abkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The three-person auditing firm that apparently certified the books of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities, the shuttered home of an alleged multibill...

Mad about Madoff: the Lessons to Learn

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Belden

If cleaned up, Ponzi-free, derivative-free capitalism comes out of Madoff scandal, then good may yet come of his madness, and of our system.

RUTH MADOFF, Bernard's Wife, Also Under Investigation

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff's wife, Ruth, is being investigated by U.S. regulators over whether she helped maintain secret records used in the...

Madoff Unmasked: The Cry of the Snookered Investor

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

Who does this to people? Who takes families' life savings, everything they built up over all the years and years, everything they need for later, and just takes like a thief until there's nothing?

Where Caveat Emptor Still Stalks the Land

Charles H. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles H. Green

I've met all too many people educated in our "best" schools who have come to believe that selling toxic waste to customers is a legitimate part of a noble, even moral, endeavor called capitalism.

MADOFF VIDEO: Bernie Madoff Fights Through Press To Go Home

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shamed former fund manager Bernie Madoff made a surprise appearance in a New York City court today, then returned home in compliance with a curfew tha...

"How I Got Screwed by Bernie Madoff"

TIME | Robert Chew Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The call came at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11. I had been waiting for it for five years. When the call finally arrived, it was my wife Sarah who answer...

Christopher Cox Blasts Own Department For Missing Madoff Scheme

AP | PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The fraud investigation of Wall Street money manager Bernard L. Madoff took unusual twists Wednesday as the U.S. attorney general r...

Is Gordon Gekko Right?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Byron Williams

In the case of Bernard Madoff, the financial bottom line became the exclusive demarcation between genius and unlawful and immoral acts.

Madoff Out On Bail: Gets Curfew, Monitoring Bracelet At Hearing (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video NEW YORK — Disgraced investor Bernard Madoff made an appearance at the federal courthouse in Manhattan to complete paperw...