Jennifer Taub presents her new book
Big Dirty Money:
The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost
of White Collar Crime
Jennifer Taub's new book is an indictment of the two-tiered system of justice in the US. The rich and powerful can doctor tax returns, engage in shady stock trading, embezzle monies, and obstruct justice; and if they are called to account at all, they are exonerated or end up in designer prisons for shortened terms. All this, while minor crimes perpetrated by the least privileged--particularly people of color-- are punished with the full force of the law. In this searing new book, Jennifer Taub reveals the social costs of this system, from the mortgage meltdown of 2008 to the lack of public funding for schools, infrastructure and social programs.
Jennifer Taub is a legal scholar and advocate whose writing focuses on “follow the money” matters–promoting transparency and opposing corruption. She has testified as a banking law expert before Congress and has appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNN’s Newsroom. Taub was the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law in fall 2019 at Harvard Law School and is a professor of law at the Western New England University School of Law. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.
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