It's Not Greed That Drives White-Collar Crime, Author Says

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An unidentified person leaves Enron Corp. headquarters at the end of the day Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Why do people with plenty of power and money end up committing fraud, embezzlement and other white-collar crimes?

That was the question Eugene Soltes (@eugenesoltes), a Harvard Business School professor, sought to answer when he reached out to dozens of former top executives who’d been convicted of criminal activity.

Soltes turned those conversations into a new book, “Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal,” and talked about it with Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti.

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