When you think of Ponzi schemes, fraudsters like Bernie Madoff come to mind. However,
Ponzi schemes are not always the result of a few crooks; they can also be a common practice used by society to create a short term economic growth spurt.
For 25 years, you've taken the life savings from the elderly, the charitable, your best friends and their families. Suddenly you don't have the moxie to make a clean getaway? Why didn't these guys run away?