The Chickenshit Club

Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
Product Number: EB00700191
Released: Jul 11, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501121388
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Winner of the 2018 Excellence in Financial Journalism Award From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, "a fast moving, fly-on-the-wall, disheartening look at the deterioration of the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange CommissionIt is a book of superheroes" (San Francisco Review of Books). Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed "Too Big to Fail" to almost every large corporation in America-to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. The Chickenshit Club-an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs-explains why in "an absorbing financial history, a monumental work of journalisma first-rate study of the federal bureaucracy" (Bloomberg Businessweek). Jesse Eisinger begins the story in the 1970s, when the government pioneered the notion that top corporate executives, not just seedy crooks, could commit heinous crimes and go to prison. He brings us to trading desks on Wall Street, to corporate boardrooms and the offices of prosecutors and FBI agents. These revealing looks provide context for the evolution of the Justice Department's approach to pursuing corporate criminals through the early 2000s and into the Justice Department of today, including the prosecutorial fiascos, corporate lobbying, trial losses, and culture shifts that have stripped the government of the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. "Brave and eleganta fearless reporterEisinger's important and profound book takes no prisoners" (The Washington Post). Exposing one of the most important scandals of our time, The Chickenshit Club provides a clear, detailed explanation as to how our Justice Department has come to avoid, bungle, and mismanage the fight to bring these alleged criminals to justice. "This book is a wakeup calla chilling read, and a needed one" (NPR.org).

x-large
Author(s): Jesse Eisinger
Original Publish Date: Jul 11, 2017

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Jesse Eisinger
Narrator(s): Jonathan Todd Ross
Product Number DD42493
Released: Mar 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508284031
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Jesse Eisinger
Narrator(s): Jonathan Todd Ross
Product Number Z100136560
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508243090

Sign up for our email newsletter