By Ben Tarnoff
-The Washington Post
As Ben Tarnoff reminds us during this wonderful narrative historical past, get-rich-quick schemes are as previous as the USA itself. certainly, the speculative ethos that pervades Wall road at the present time, Tarnoff indicates, has its origins within the counterfeiters who first took benefit of America's turbulent economic system. In A Counterfeiter's Paradise, Tarnoff chronicles the lives of 3 colourful counterfeiters who flourished in early the United States, from the colonial interval to the Civil warfare. pushed via wish for fortune and popularity, each one counterfeiter cunningly manipulated the political and monetary realities of his day. via the stories of those 3 memorable hustlers, Tarnoff tells the bigger story of America's monetary coming-of-age, from a patchwork of colonies to a strong state with a unmarried currency.
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