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What followed was a firestorm of controversy. Allied responded with a Washington, D.C.–style spin-job— attacking Einhorn and disseminating half-truths and outright lies. Rather than protect investors by reviewing Einhorn's well-documented case against Allied, the SEC—at the behest of the politically connected Allied— instead investigated Einhorn for stock manipulation. Over the ensuing six years, the SEC allowed Allied
to make the problem bigger by approving more than a dozen additional stock offerings that raised over $1 billion from new investors. Undeterred by the spin-job, lies, and investigations, Greenlight continued its research after the speech and discovered Allied’s behavior was far worse than Einhorn ever suspected— and, shockingly, it continues to this day.
Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is the gripping chronicle of this ongoing saga. Page by page, it delves deep inside Wall Street, showing how the $6 billion hedge fund Greenlight Capital conducts its investment research and detailing the maneuvers of an unscrupulous company. Along the way, you'll witness feckless regulators, compromised politicians, and the barricades our capital markets have erected against exposing misconduct from important Wall Street customers. You will also discover the immense difficulties that prevent the government from sanctioning politically connected companies—making future Enrons inevitable. This revealing book shows the failings of Wall Street: its investment banks, analysts, journalists, and especially our government regulators.
At its most basic level, Allied Capital is the story of Wall Street at its worst. But the story is much bigger than one little-known company. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective law enforcement, free speech, and fair play. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The story told here is one sided. This is David's version which is IMHO, very slanted toward his point of view. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Thomas E. Lux
Full disclosure: I am a big David Einhorn fan. I have followed his career from Allied to Lehman to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and I listen to or actively search for... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Banquero
This was nothing sensational, largely boring. While I expected at least a little humor in the book, it was limited to the title; in short it was pretty dry reading. Read morePublished 9 days ago by M. P. Henley
This book is probably a little longer than it needs to be. Or maybe that's just how it felt to me...Einhorn is very thorough, and perhaps in many ways it's necessary. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ssdirk
Interesting insight into the role of state agencies in the failure of public company oversight. Legislation is no good if not accompanied with scrutiny especially in the face of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book should be required reading for any student who plans to work in or with the finance industry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by nique!
This book is analogous to the book A Civil Action. I am a lawyer who works on plaintiffs' class actions and was amazed at how Allied Capital's tactics and all the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian G. Ruschel
I downloaded this to my kindle on a Thursday night. I read it at every spare minute to finish it late on a Saturday night. I hated putting it down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patrick Maher
David Einhorn takes the reader in detail through his short sale of Allied Capital, and addresses issues of fraud, predatory lending, and willfully lackadaisical regulation.Published 7 months ago by walter