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FINALIST 2013 – Arthur Ellis Awards—Best Crime Non-Fiction
“Listeners of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, which has a knack for telling complicated financial stories in plain, vivid English, will note the same talent in Livesey.... A dogged reporter, he travels far beyond downtown Toronto to reconstruct the downfalls of Nortel, Stelco and [Conrad] Black’s Hollinger International, among others.”
“Compelling.... Livesey scores many perceptive points.... His writing is punchy and persuasive, fuelled by intelligence. He also nicely interweaves statistics, public-policy arguments and analysis and explanations of how the markets work (or don’t work...) with individual horror stories of financial planning and investing gone awry.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“Essential reading not only for those with money to invest, but anyone concerned about the path to social and economic ruin we are following.”
—The Record (Kitchener)
BRUCE LIVESEY is an award-winning investigative journalist. His writing has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in Canada. He also has extensive experience as a television producer, working for the investigative unit of CBC TV's The National, the fifth estate and CBC News Sunday, as well as outside Canada for a co-production of PBS Frontline and the New York Times, Al Jazeera English and Al Gore's Current TV. He is a co-winner of a Dupont Award, one of the most prestigious US television awards, and has been nominated for 2 Geminis and 3 national magazine awards, winning in 2008. He lives and works in Toronto.
Bought this for a friend who was having problems with his finance brokers. He said the book was a great help to him.Published on July 4 2013 by alison Depatie
An excellent and revealing book which all should read. It lays bare the financial industry and players in Canada. A must and easy read!Published on Aug. 8 2012 by Ian D. Inrig