Mass Hysteria in the 1980s, Amassing Wealth in the 1500s

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Portrait of Jakob Fugger by Albrecht Dürer, 1518

Richard Beck on what was behind the epidemic of prosecutions of day care workers charged with sexual crimes in the 1980s. Greg Steinmetz on a Renaissance banker who became the richest man who ever lived. Tom McCarthy with his novel, Satin Island, nominated for the Man Booker Prize. How companies make millions off "structured settlements."