Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017•12:00 PM
Co-sponsored by Americans for Financial Reform.
The rise of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers over the past two decades marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape, culminating in the election of President Trump and the unprecedented wealth of his cabinet members and advisers (Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Gary Cohn, Carl Icahn, etc.). Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? In The New York Times bestseller Black Edge, Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, Sheelah Kolhatkar tells the story of the ambitious billionaire Steven Cohen, who broke all boundaries to become one of the richest and most powerful figures in finance, all while putting himself beyond the reach of the law—and what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs.