Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It
Oh, the audacity of dopes. on why Manafort and Cohen thought they'd get away with it.
Every paragraph of this piece is worth reading, but this one is the most disturbing. When the government can't function, corporations "self police" with privatized law enforcement. Good for atmospherics, not so much for deterrence.
When nobody guards the chicken coop guess what happens?
"We don’t know. We don’t know because the cops aren’t on the beat. Resources have been stripped from white-collar enforcement."
Oh, the audacity of dopes. The crimes of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen are notable not just for how blatant they were but also for their lack of sophistication
Great article by Jesse Eisinger and great book — The Chickensh*t Club — behind it
A critically important structural problem that desperately needs fixing: white collar crime.
"The Department of Justice — in Democratic as well as Republican administrations — has lost the will and ability to prosecute top executives across corporate America."
Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It
Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It
Really interesting & thoughtful analysis, including on institutional changes and human capital issues. ⁦
“Any person in any bar in America can tell you who was held accountable for the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, which peaked 10 years ago next month: No one. No top officer from any major bank went to prison.”
Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It
Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It Lopsided justice with outsized investment in police, courts, and jails for petty crime, while white collar crime, with its frauds, ill-gotten gains, and foreign bank accounts remains low priority.