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The Resource Fraud

Fraud

Label
Fraud
Title
Fraud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings. In this sweeping 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. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balleisen, Edward J
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud
  • Commercial crimes
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud
  • Financial institutions
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Commercial crimes
  • Financial institutions
  • Fraud
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
Label
Fraud
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-470) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Duplicity and the evolution of American capitalism -- The enduring dilemmas of antifraud regulation -- The shape-shifting, never-changing world of fraud -- Part II: A nineteenth-century world of caveat emptor (1810s to 1880s) -- The porousness of the law -- Channels of exposure -- Part III: 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 -- Part IV: 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 -- Part V: The market strikes back (1970s to 2010s) -- Neoliberalism and the rediscovery of business fraud
Control code
ocn965716756
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883295
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 974286
  • 22a5576b-f5df-4151-8014-ba321476bb6f
  • 22573/ctvc65p1t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965716756
Label
Fraud
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-470) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Duplicity and the evolution of American capitalism -- The enduring dilemmas of antifraud regulation -- The shape-shifting, never-changing world of fraud -- Part II: A nineteenth-century world of caveat emptor (1810s to 1880s) -- The porousness of the law -- Channels of exposure -- Part III: 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 -- Part IV: 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 -- Part V: The market strikes back (1970s to 2010s) -- Neoliberalism and the rediscovery of business fraud
Control code
ocn965716756
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883295
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 974286
  • 22a5576b-f5df-4151-8014-ba321476bb6f
  • 22573/ctvc65p1t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965716756

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