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Best Business Crime Writing of the Year

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A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O'Rourke's hilarious "How To Stuff A Wild Enron," in which he compares trying to understand Enron's finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser's's perceptive look at that American institution, Martha Stewart, to Joe Nocera's investigation of how it all went wrong, the stories here are sometimes infuriating, often entertaining, and invariably informative.Best Business Crime Writing Of The Yearis a report from the front lines of the war zone that has become American business today by some of our most talented and perceptive writers. Includes: "The New Bull Market" by Michael Kinsley fromSlate "In Praise of Corporate Corruption Boom" by Michael Lewis fromBloomberg News "HardBall" by David McClintick fromForbes "The Accountants' War" by Jane Mayer from theNew Yorker "Enron Debacle Highlights the Trouble With Stock Options" by Thomas Stewart fromBusiness 2.0 "Investigating ImClone" by Alex Prud'homme fromVanity Fair

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James Surowiecki is a business columnist for The New Yorker.

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Table of Contents

Visionary's dream led to risky business / Peter Behr and April Witt — A telecom prophet's fall from grace / David Staples — End of its merger run led to WorldCom's fall / Peter S. Goodman and Renae Merle — Investigating ImClone / Alex Prud'homme — The insiders / Marc Peyser, with Keith Naughton, Peg Tyre, Tamara Lipper, T.Trent Gegax, and Lisa Bergtraum — Qwest's rise and fall / Lou Kilzer, David Milstead, and Jeff Smith — Former Tyco executives are charged / Mark Maremont and jerry Markon — Hardball / David McClintick — Watch it: if you cheat, they'll throw money! / David Leonhardt — The Adelphia story / Devin Leonard — Losing a virtual fortune / David Streitfeld — Toothless watchdogs / Almar Latour and Kevin J. Delaney, with Phillip Day in Singapore and Phred Dvorak in Tokyo — The accountants' war / Jane Mayer — Peer revue: how Arthur Andersen got away with it / Noam Scheiber — Inside the telecom game / Steven Rosenbush in New York, with Heather Timmons in New York, Roger O. Crockett in Chicago, Christopher Palmeri in Los Angeles, and Charles Haddad in Atlanta — How corrupt is Wall Street / Marcia Vickers and Mike France, with Emily Thornton, David Henry, and Heather Thompson in New York and Mike McNamee in Washington — Street smart / Michael Dumiak — Whispers inside. Thunder outside / Stephen Labaton and David Leonhardt — Accountable: how a bright star at Andersen fell along with Enron / Anita Raghavan — Fall from grace / John A. Byrne — What's wrong / David Wessel — Enron debacle highlights the trouble with stock options / Thomas A. Stewart — How to stuff a wild Enron / P.J. O'Rourke — The new bull market / Michael Kinsley — In praise of corporate corruption boom / Michael Lewis — Big business's bad behavior: how (and how not) to stop it / Irwin M. Stelzer — System failure / Joseph Nocera

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424952
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
True Crime : General
Edited by:
James Surowiecki
Author:
Surowiecki, James
Author:
James Surowiecki
Subject:
White collar crimes
Subject:
Commercial crimes
Subject:
General
Subject:
Journalism, commercial
Subject:
White collar crimes -- United States.
Subject:
Commercial crimes -- United States.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Journalism - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021126
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
253

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History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference

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