Wheel, Deal and Steal: Deceptive Accounting, deceitful CEO's and Ineffective reforms

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"In Wheel, Deal, and Steal, D. Quinn Mills shows investors how the financial frauds work, where the money goes, who's to blame, and what they can do about it. He explains how imperial CEOs continue to mislead their investors - and how the rules intended to protect investors continue to fail." Mills outlines comprehensive reforms that can clean up the system and keep it clean, by finally eliminating the incentives that still promote massive corruption. He shows small investors how to protect their remaining assets - and, in some cases, even ...
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"In Wheel, Deal, and Steal, D. Quinn Mills shows investors how the financial frauds work, where the money goes, who's to blame, and what they can do about it. He explains how imperial CEOs continue to mislead their investors - and how the rules intended to protect investors continue to fail." Mills outlines comprehensive reforms that can clean up the system and keep it clean, by finally eliminating the incentives that still promote massive corruption. He shows small investors how to protect their remaining assets - and, in some cases, even recover their losses.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131408043
  • Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall Books
  • Publication date: 4/14/2003
  • Series: Financial Times Prentice Hall Books
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Acknowledgments
Pt. I What Happened to Investors' Money? 1
Ch. 1 Why You Should Read This Book 3
Ch. 2 Scandals and More Scandals 13
Ch. 3 Systematic Deception 25
Ch. 4 More Than a Few Bad Apples 43
Pt. II Infectious Greed: Who Got the Money? 61
Ch. 5 Shareholders versus CEOs: The CEOs Make It Big 63
Ch. 6 Osama Bin Andersen: The Role of the Accountants 81
Pt. III The Failure of Checks and Balances 91
Ch. 7 Neither Prevent nor Punish 93
Ch. 8 Ordinary Business at the Banks 103
Ch. 9 The Corruption of the Analysts 109
Pt. IV Why It Happened 127
Ch. 10 The Temptation to Steal 129
Ch. 11 The Ethics of the Gutter 141
Pt. V Reforms to Help Investors 159
Ch. 12 Ties, Belts, and Shoelaces: Changing Incentives for CEOs 161
Ch. 13 Total Regulatory Reform 171
Ch. 14 Restraining the Imperial CEO 183
Pt. VI The Market's Role in a Solution 199
Ch. 15 Let the Market Choose 201
Ch. 16 Ethics Can Make the Market Work 211
Pt. VII Getting Your Money Back 221
Ch. 17 Freezing and Seizing: A Direct Route to the CEO's Pocketbook 223
Ch. 18 Getting Congress to Get it for You 233
Pt. VIII Protecting Yourself from New Dangers 241
Ch. 19 How Should I Invest? 243
Ch. 20 Hedge Funds That Don't Hedge 255
Ch. 21 Do Investors Dare Return to the Market? 261
Notes 283
Index 297
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