The real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

CNBC’s 2007 profile of Jordan Belfort, the real Wolf of Wall Street, who’s being portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie of the same name. Here is a direct video link.

Unfortunately the tactics, behaviors, damage and waste in this story are fairly common. The finance culture is arguably worse today than it was in the late 90’s: years of staggering unjust enrichment, financial bailouts and few prosecutions have emboldened the actors. See: We saw “Wolf of Wall Street” with a bunch of Wall Street Dudes and it was disturbing.

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