The Wolves of Constitution Ave.

Posted by M ws On Thursday, February 6, 2014 0 comments
Here's an excellent post by David Howden.

Over at Mises Canada today, I write about the real wolves lurking in the economy. By now many of you have probably seen the “Wolf of Wall Street”, the story of a fraudster who managed to swindle millions from his clients. Leonardo DiCaprio has been lambasted for romanticizing the life of the real-life “wolf” he recently won best actor for at the Golden Globes. Jordan Belfort, the founder and president of New York investment banking firm Stratton Oakmont, conned small-time investors out of millions of dollars between 1989 and 1997. While the movie based on his life – The Wolf of Wall Street – glamorizes the protagonist’s crimes, there are few laughs to be had for his victims.

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