Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street.
“Suddenly the financial crisis happened and all this stuff that had been hidden from view came out into the open. It was like, ‘Oh, this was actually all kind of a big façade.’ And there was all this fraud and stealing and manipulation and corruption, and all these other things going on underneath the whole shiny rock star surface. And that really also demonstrated to people how connected business stories, or anything to do with money, are to everything else going on. I mean, really almost everything that happens in our world, if you trace it back to its source, it’s money at the root of it.”
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[00:15] SAIC Application
[00:30] Pregnant Pause
[01:15] Missing Richard Simmons
[04:00] Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
(Random House • 2017) [07:30] Kolhatkar’s Observer archive
[09:15] "Suzy Wetlaufer Preparing To Be 'Neutron Jackie'"
(Observer • Apr 2004) [15:00] "Hedge Funds Are for Suckers"
(Bloomberg • Jul 2013) [17:45] Kolhatkar’s Time archive
[18:00] "Poor Ruth"
(New York • Jul 2009) [26:30] "When the Feds Went After the Hedge-Fund Legend Steven A. Cohen"
(New Yorker • Jan 2017) [27:00] "Cheating, Incorporated"
(Bloomberg • Feb 2011) [29:15] "The $40-Million Elbow"
(Nick Paumgarten • New Yorker • Oct 2006) [35:15] "On the Trail of SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen"
(Bloomberg • Jan 2013) [53:45] To Catch a Trader
[58:15] "Trump’s Wolves of Wall Street"
(New Yorker • Dec 2016) [59:45] "Juno Takes on Uber"
(New Yorker • Oct 2016) [59:45] "Financiers Fight Over the American Dream"
(New Yorker • Mar 2017)