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There’s always another sucker. It’s a truth that was just as real back in the Great Depression as it is today in the post-Bernie Madoff present. Frank Partnoy’s
The Match King, about 1920s financial scam-artist Ivar Kreuger, pictured above—which should be required reading for every financial whiz or businessman who claims to be performing due diligence on a too-good-to-be-true investment opportunity—is not just a proof of that truism but a painfully captivating account of just how easily those suckers are found and fleeced by the Madoffs of the world…

The Match King is in stores now and well worth picking up. You can read the rest of the piece at Short Ends & Leader.

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