Investing 101: Ponzi, Patreon, and Plush Toys

If you’re like most people, you can’t really differentiate between a hedge fund and a hedge maze. Complicated financial matters are best left to professionals, but what happens when the professionals are ridiculously skilled con men?

Bernie Madoff, 2009.

Bernie Madoff, 2009.

Join us this week as we tell the tale of the original financial fraudster: Charles Ponzi, a man so accomplished that his very name is forever synonymous with his plucky brand of financial crime.

We’ll get into everything: from scarf-headed immigrants to Kevin Bacon, from billions in losses to beanie baby retirement funds — we’ll cover it all.

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