Bernie Madoff

Lifestyle

Why are we so bad at spotting cons?

Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too-good-to-be-true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons.

Conflict & Justice

Bernie Madoff Talks to the Press

Louise Story explains whether the banks and hedgefunds knew what was going on with Bernie Madoff. A lawsuit was filed against Madoff's bank, JP Morgan, on behalf of the victims, and the banks maintain that they aren't complicit.

Conflict & Justice

SEC: We Blew It on Bernie

S.E.C. Inspector General David Kotz released a report stating that the agency had missed numerous opportunities to bust Bernie Madoff and his 16-year Ponzi scheme. The Takeaway talks to David Scheer, S.E.C. reporter for Bloomberg News.

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Conflict & Justice

Bernie Madoff Talks to the Press

Louise Story explains whether the banks and hedgefunds knew what was going on with Bernie Madoff. A lawsuit was filed against Madoff's bank, JP Morgan, on behalf of the victims, and the banks maintain that they aren't complicit.

Business, Economics and Jobs

The anatomy of cheating

Joining us to talk about the human nature of cheating and the consequences of overlooking the common charlatan is Dan Ariely. Dan Ariely is James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of Predictably Irrational.

Global Politics

Madoff's Victims Speak Out

Bernie Madoff could spend the rest of his life in prison. Joining The Takeaway are two victims who were financially wiped out by Madoff: Carol Baer, the owner of Popover Cafe in New York City, and Cynthia Crane, a Cabaret singer.

Conflict & Justice

SEC: We Blew It on Bernie

S.E.C. Inspector General David Kotz released a report stating that the agency had missed numerous opportunities to bust Bernie Madoff and his 16-year Ponzi scheme. The Takeaway talks to David Scheer, S.E.C. reporter for Bloomberg News.