Bernie Madoff and the Crisis

The Public Trial of Capitalism

EREN, Colleen P. Taal: Engels

Gebonden

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Bernie Madoff and the Crisis

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Bernie Madoff's arrest could not have come at a more darkly poetic moment. Economic upheaval had plunged America into a horrid recession. Then, on December 11, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme came to light. A father turned in by his sons; a son who took his own life; another son dying and estranged from his father; a woman at the center of a storm-Madoff's story was a media magnet, voraciously consumed by a justice-seeking public.

Bernie Madoff and the Crisis goes beyond purely investigative accounts to examine how and why Madoff became the epicenter of public fury and titillation. Rooting her argument in critical sociology, Colleen P. Eren analyzes media coverage of this landmark case alongside original interviews with dozens of journalists and editors involved in the reportage, the SEC Director of Public Affairs, and Bernie Madoff himself.

Turning the mirror back onto society, Eren locates Madoff within a broader reckoning about free market capitalism. She argues that our ideological and cultural tendencies to attribute blame to individuals-be they regulators, victims, or "monsters" like Madoff-distracts us from more systemic critiques. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis offers fresh insight into the 2008 crisis, whether we have come to terms with it, and what we have yet to gain from the case of the century.

ISBN
9780804795586
Vorm
Gebonden
Uitgever
Stanford University Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2017
Taal
Engels
Pagina's
224 pp.
Genre
Biografieën
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