The sixth book on the life of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff hits bookstores today. The Takeaway speaks to Motoko Rich, who covers the publishing industry for The New York Times, along with author and journalist Erin Arvedlund.
Bernie Madoff was sentenced yesterday to the maximum term of 150 years, but what can his victims do to get some of their money back? Diana Henriques, a senior financial writer for The New York Times, has been following this story and joins The Takeaway.
For analysis of this week's news, including U.S. troops' pulling out of Iraq, Bernie Madoff's sentencing, and the Supreme Court's final session, The Takeaway talks to Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Jonathan Marcus of the BBC.
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.
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.
Joining The Takeaway to explain what it would take to financially compensate those caught up in Madoff's investment web is Ken Feinberg, a Washington attorney who served as special master of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
For a look at what the Bernie Madoff fallout means for philanthropies and those who benefit from their good works, Guest: Robert Crane, president/CEO of the JEHT Foundation. The foundation's funds were managed by Madoff and will close in January.
Hard to believe, but it's been one year since Ponzi scheme 'mastermind' Bernie Madoff was arrested for scamming over $50 billion from investors. We thought it'd be the perfect time to check in and see how Madoff's victims and associates are doing.
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.
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