Colleen P. Eren's Bernie Madoff and the Crisis: The Public Trial of Capitalism PDF

By Colleen P. Eren

Bernie Madoff's arrest couldn't have come at a extra darkly poetic second. monetary upheaval had plunged the United States right into a horrid recession. Then, on December eleven, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme got here to gentle. A father became in by means of his sons; a son who took his personal lifestyles; one other son death and estranged from his father; a girl on the heart of a storm—Madoff's tale used to be a media magnet, voraciously ate up by way of a justice-seeking public.
Bernie Madoff and the Crisis is going past basically investigative money owed to ascertain how and why Madoff turned the epicenter of public fury and titillation. Rooting her argument in severe sociology, Colleen P. Eren analyzes media insurance of this landmark case along unique interviews with dozens of reporters and editors concerned about the reportage, the SEC Director of Public Affairs, and Bernie Madoff himself.
Turning the reflect again onto society, Eren locates Madoff inside a broader reckoning approximately unfastened marketplace capitalism. She argues that our ideological and cultural developments to characteristic blame to individuals—be they regulators, sufferers, or "monsters" like Madoff—distracts us from extra systemic evaluations. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis bargains clean perception into the 2008 trouble, no matter if we've come to phrases with it, and what we've but to achieve from the case of the century.

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By Colleen P. Eren

Bernie Madoff's arrest couldn't have come at a extra darkly poetic second. monetary upheaval had plunged the United States right into a horrid recession. Then, on December eleven, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme got here to gentle. A father became in by means of his sons; a son who took his personal lifestyles; one other son death and estranged from his father; a girl on the heart of a storm—Madoff's tale used to be a media magnet, voraciously ate up by way of a justice-seeking public.
Bernie Madoff and the Crisis is going past basically investigative money owed to ascertain how and why Madoff turned the epicenter of public fury and titillation. Rooting her argument in severe sociology, Colleen P. Eren analyzes media insurance of this landmark case along unique interviews with dozens of reporters and editors concerned about the reportage, the SEC Director of Public Affairs, and Bernie Madoff himself.
Turning the reflect again onto society, Eren locates Madoff inside a broader reckoning approximately unfastened marketplace capitalism. She argues that our ideological and cultural developments to characteristic blame to individuals—be they regulators, sufferers, or "monsters" like Madoff—distracts us from extra systemic evaluations. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis bargains clean perception into the 2008 trouble, no matter if we've come to phrases with it, and what we've but to achieve from the case of the century.

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