Volume 21 Issue 12
What It Felt Like to Watch My Wife Get a Boob Job
In the opening scene of this porno spoof of Martin Scorsese's ode to the excessive 80s, porn star Dani Daniels (the film's equivalent of Leonardo DiCaprio) gets head under her desk while trying to sell penny stocks on the telephone.
What Money Is and How It Moves All Over the World
For millennia, bartering was the way to do business, but it made for slow transactions. Around 9000 BC, the use of animals, spices and tools to pay for goods and services became commonplace.
Why Whistle-Blower Haim Bodek Exposed the Biggest Scam on Wall Street
Haim Bodek, a Goldman Sachs alum, was once what Wall Street calls a "big swinging dick." But two years after going to authorities with what he claims to be one of the largest heists in Wall Street history, he was practically blackballed.
How the Mob Gets Rich Off of Recessions
The Mafia has always profited from economic crisis. Recessions fill up the mob's coffers and boost its social standing. In fact crime is one of the few sectors of the economy that thrive in moments of financial decline.
Your Retirement Fund Is Slowly Evaporating
Whether you know it or not, your 401(k) is likely being devoured by marketing fees, investment-management fees, administrative fees, and broker commissions—along with trading fees that pass on to you every time a mutual fund buys or sells a security.