Fakes, Imposters, and Charlatans: Fraud in America, from Snake Oil to Bernie Madoff | Newberry

Fakes, Imposters, and Charlatans: Fraud in America, from Snake Oil to Bernie Madoff

Led by Tom Irvine. One session. 9 am - noon.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday, October 19

9 am - noon

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $85
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $93.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Seminar Description

Wherever there is commerce, there is fraud. Even so, America seems to do fraud bigger, more boldly, and with more flash than other countries. In this one-day session, we will trace American fraud from the simple oversell of the 19th century through some of the more complex instances of contemporary fraud. We will look for commonalities between various types of fraud and discuss those psychological dispositions that contribute to the practice.

One session. E - $85, L - $93.5

Tom Irvine is Chief Information Officer at the Chicago Community Trust and has a deep interest American history.

Materials List

Required:

  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.