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Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend
Anyone who's ever wondered where the term "Ponzi scheme" came from, or how modern e-swindles work, would enjoy the story of Charles Ponzi himself. Born to a comfortable family in northern Italy late in the 19th century, Charles (born Carlo) Ponzi spent his university money lavishly on clothes, dining and entertainment, before sailing to North America to seek new fortune. After a short stint in labourer jobs in the US, he headed in the early 1900s to Mo...