• But that's not how most of the people mentioned in this book became wealthy. Most of them became wealthy by being well connected and crooked. And they are creating a society in which they can commit hugely damaging economic crimes with impunity, and in which only children of the wealthy have the opportunity to become successful.

    Charles Ferguson (2014). “Inside Job: The Financiers Who Pulled Off the Heist of the Century”, p.5, Oneworld Publications