HBO’s much-hyped Bernie Madoff movie—the one that starred Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, not Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner—premiered over the weekend. While it did very little to help me understand exactly how Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme actually worked, Wizard of Lies is an expectedly slick-looking…
What’s more American than Alexander Hamilton? Ponzi schemes.
Nothing like financial fraud to feel perfectly apropos of the time. Even more so: When it's committed by mothers.