Friday, February 17, 2017

Report: Balleisen's "Fraud" in the Washington History Seminar

The History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center has posted a summary of a recent meeting of the Washington History Seminar on Edward J. Balleisen’s Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (2017):
“Fraud is endemic to modern capitalism,” says Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University and author of the new book Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (2017). In his talk at the Wilson Center, Professor Balleisen explored the history of American fraud, taking a broader historical perspective that is sometimes absent from other investigations. By doing so he provides a new understanding not only of how we have engaged with fraud in the past, but how we might better contain it in the future.