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Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
©2017
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©2017
Description:
xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
In this 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.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-470) and index.
Contents:
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 -- 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.
  
LCCN:
2016935601
ISBN:
9780691164557 (hardcover)
069116455X (hardcover)
Other Number:
948559822
Control Number:
3499219
  
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