Following Fraud

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – Groucho Marx

A fairly well off ‘victim’ of Madoff’s Ponzi Fund says it’s not $50 billion; that it’s $17 billion; that he’s such a sociopath he’s inflated his own fraud.

Alexandra Penney—a New York artist and former editor of Self Magazine—lost her life savings in the Madoff debacle. She’s writing about it at The Bag Lady Papers.

Before I reached for a bedtime Tylenol PM, I Googled the Hemlock Society. I wanted to know a painless way to die.

A commentor replies, “You’ve got to be open to big changes. BTW, I read that some people affected by this matter will be able to recover $500k from some kind of fund that covers fraud or something- it’s not much, but it might tide you over.”

Just might tide her over, y’think?

Canada’s Tyee says, “Welcome to the golden age of schadenfreude.