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Bankrupt in the soul?

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Bankrupt. Some $50 billion vanishes because one man decides, inexplicably, to steal rather than to invest. And why in the world did he do it? Bernard Madoff was a wealthy man, the former head of the Nasdaq exchange. Why engage in a Ponzi scheme when the one thing you know about Ponzi schemes is that they must come tumbling down?

“They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings. So we worshipped the gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.”

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