The phone hacking scandal that’s outraged so many in Great Britain is just the latest tale of corruption making headlines worldwide. And we’re not far removed from the financial wrongdoings on Wall Street that sent the United States into its worst economic crisis since the 1930’s.
So it only seems natural that Dartmouth’s annual ILEAD lecture series explores themes of malfeasance this year in presentations under the banner "Corruption: Persistent, Pervasive, Virulent."
Tomorrow the series will feature NY Times financial reporter Gretchen Morgenson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of Wall Street in 2002, and is co-author of the book "Reckless endangerment", which digs into the root causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.
Morgenson tells VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb that because of her experience covering the epicenter of America’s financial empire, she wasn’t exactly shocked that the economic crisis 3 years ago emerged from lower Manhattan.
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