The Zeroes: The Decade Wall Street Went Insane
At the turn of the millennium, Randall Lane, former head of Forbes’ Washington bureau, knew what this decade would be about. He started Trader Monthly – a slick glossy magazine that was to become the GQ of Wall Street. It portrayed a glamorous world of yachts and private jets, fine wines and lavish mansions. Meanwhile, trading floors were functioning like giant casinos, and the banking community was gambling with the average Joe’s savings.
A morality tale uniquely fitted for our times, “The Zeroes” cuts to the heart of what drove Lane – and America as a whole – to believe in dreams too good to be true.