Article: “Junk” explains Wall Street corruption better than most newspapers do

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“Junk” explains Wall Street corruption better than most newspapers do

Lucy Komisar

The Komisar Scoop, 1 February 2018

I have been doing investigative journalism about financial and corporate corruption for 20 years. Ayad Akhtar’s play is right on the mark.

It is based on the story of the corrupt junk bond trader Michael Milken. He got confederates to manipulate stocks so he could take over companies to loot and destroy them. It was a scandal of the 1980s. Too bad the market corruption he revealed never stopped.

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