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  • I don't need to tell you how dangerous it is to talk when you are running for President….the other night Governor Rick Perry used the term "ponzi scheme" when speaking about Social Security.

    FOXNews.com

  • What ponzi is greater than iraq war especialy defense contractors?

    Graham: Dems engaging in 'seedy Chicago politics'

  • So in a scam like this, what you have in the Madoff scam is what's called a ponzi scheme.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2009

  • China knows that the US owes so much money that only by borrowing more can it pay what it owes, a condition economist Hyman Minsky called ponzi-financing, the last stage prior to debtor default.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Would be my directing readers to recall a ponzi outfit called ENRON.

    Vindy.com stories: Vindy.com Newswatch - Breaking News from around Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana Ohio

  • Best part about this article is that the people are waking up to this street vender shell game otherwise known as the ponzi scheme.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • **common stock is effectively an unsecured loan with no legal rights aka ponzi Report Abuse The Federal Reserve is THE largest purchaser of US treasuries so know you unerstand why obama is so deperste for more money those t notes owe interest the only one getting screwed is the one that deservesit big instatutional firms Report Abuse Gold at $1600 should be telling everyone what the economy is more than the manipulated stock market.

  • It's legalized gambling using 'ponzi' as the model.

    No longer riding on the merry-go-round (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The government Togo says it is taken strong measure to cracked down on companies that exploit investors with unsound financial schemes, commonly referred to as "ponzi" schemes.

    Togo Targets Money Making Schemes

  • Propping up our giant world "ponzi" scheme is not going to fix anything is it?, it's just going to delay it a few years (literally) and then make things painfully worse.

    Matt Miller: Spaghetti Economics

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  • Step into my office.

    December 18, 2008

  • Skipvia, clearly you were wr...wro....

    I can't say it.

    December 17, 2008

  • Aaaaaaaaaaay.

    December 17, 2008

  • Actually, it made me laugh out loud. Sorry for stepping on it... :(

    December 17, 2008

  • *joke fizzles*

    December 17, 2008

  • Wait--Fonzi or Potsie? *confused as usual*

    December 17, 2008

  • I loved this guy on Happy Days.

    December 17, 2008

  • Charles Ponzi (d. 1949) gave his name to the kind of fraud known as the Ponzi scheme, aka pyramid scheme.

    December 17, 2008