October 31, 2012

Top 10 Financial Crimes in History

Safety-Security-Crazy, Safety-Security-Crazy

The biggest Financial Crimes in history weren't carried out at the point of a gun, but with a pen or the click of a computer key.

 

Some were carried out through greed; some because of the narcissistic dreams and delusions of rogue traders.

 

All were made possible by breaches or oversight of basic business principles of justice, fair play, good governance and competent management.

 

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Top 10 Lists, Crime, Business

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 19, 2013
The Lessons of 'Black Monday'
Matthew Bandyk, US News & World Rpt
Two decades ago, on Oct. 19, 1987, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 508 points. The 22.6 percent decline is still the stock market's biggest one-day loss ever in percentage terms, equal to a 3,200-point drop today. At the... more ››
October 17, 2013
4 Deadly Disasters Caused by Food
Jesse Rhodes, Smithsonian
People between North Carolina and Vermont are cleaning up after Irene, the storm that destructively tromped along the eastern seaboard this past weekend. Hurricanes in the northeast are pretty rare and can leave people at a loss... more ››
October 17, 2013
A History of World's Tallest Buildings
Aubrey Cohen, Seattle P-I
In the first 31 years of the 20th century, seven buildings became the world's tallest. We entered a new era of such one-upsmanship in 1998, with completion of the Petronas Towers in  Kuala Lumpur.The latest news comes from... more ››
October 21, 2013
World's 10 Greatest Opera Houses
David Daniel, Travel and Leisure
For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house. Yet one does not always enter what Jean Harlow would have called a "rafeened"... more ››
October 22, 2013
50 Facts About New York City Icon
Patrick Huguenin, NY Daily News
One of New York's living legends is turning 50. Today, exactly five decades after it opened its doors, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is celebrating its birthday with free admission all day long. The Fifth Ave. landmark,... more ››