The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap - Chapter Six: Border Trouble, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Matt Taibbi
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Spyro Contogouris sat down at his computer in August 2005 typing out reassurances to his boss. Spyro worked for a hedge fund. He would be arrested for felony embezzlement in a real estate scam the next year but of course didn’t know that at the time. Spyro had been hired to destroy Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Canadian insurance company. His billionaire boss not only wanted the company to fail, he wanted its Indian CEO and Canadian immigrant Prem Watsa to be disgraced. On that day Spyro was assuring his impatient boss that he would fulfill his duties. The vindictive hedge fund boss was a fixture in high society and received the adulation of the press for his great taste in art and his vast art collection.

This boss was Adam Sender, CEO of Exis Capital. Two years before he and...

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