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- Scandals and Scoundrels by Ron Robin - Paperback - University of California Press.
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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Scandals and Scoundrels makes the case that, contrary to popular imagery, we're not living in particularly deviant times and there is no fundamental flaw permeating a decadent academy. Instead, Robin argues, latter-day scandals are media events, tailored for the melodramatic and sensationalist formats of mass mediation.
In addition, the contentious and uninhibited nature of cyberdebates fosters acrimonious exposure. Ron convincingly demonstrates that scandals are part of a necessary process of rule making and reinvention rather than a symptom of the bankruptcy of the scientific enterprise. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Wordery Specialist. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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The romance genre stands on the shoulders of Austen, possibly the greatest social commentator of her time, so I was proud to continue the tradition in my own small way. You're a historian and you write historical romance. For readers who may have only ever read contemporary romance, what is the appeal of the historic setting? How does it differ from what they're used to? There's a reason why we love bad boys, why we love secret trysts and forbidden love.
There's a reason why stepbrother romances and motorcycle clubs and BDSM all feel so deliciously right. Because rule breaking is sexy. In historical romance, rules reign. Every inch of society is about reputation and rules and manners and what is and is not done. Confined by all those boundaries, characters can't help but fight to be free.
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Which is why historical romances can be so gleefully, deliciously entertaining. How do you do your research? Is it a grueling process or do you find it enjoyable? I love the research bits.
I love the research bits more than I love the writing bits, most of the time. Of course, the problem with the research bits is that then you know so much. For example, I know more than you could ever imagine about swimming pool filtration in the 19th Century. I learned all about it when I wrote a hero who owned a private swimming pool. There is plenty of that these days. From Kenneth Lay to Martha Stewart, a host of high-riding American corporate icons have tumbled along with the value of the corporations they led. Humble toilers in the public sector can take some satisfaction in seeing their corporate betters, so recently held up as the purveyors of all productive virtue, mess up big time with losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
Investor losses due to incompetence or skullduggery in the public sector's bond market pale in comparison.
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Really big gains, big losses and big rip-offs seem to be the rightful province of the private sector. Governments, accountable to the public, are supposed to be honest. But, by stupidity or guile, government officials can also go astray. Fast-buck opportunities, albeit modest in comparison to the private sector, are there.
The temptations are especially keen when state budgets are in dreadful shape and local budgets are getting whacked. The heat is on to bolster revenues, and the siren songs of pumping up investment income, borrowing beyond real needs and selling assets for immediate gains become more intense, particularly on the borrowing front. The attraction for most illicit moneymaking schemes involving municipal bonds stems from the debt's tax-exempt status.
It does not take a genius to figure out that if one can borrow at 2 percent and invest at 3 percent, there is money to be made.
Federal tax law prohibits muni bond borrowing simply to earn arbitrage profits, and the rules governing this restriction are mind-bendingly complex. They are enforced by IRS audits, and the penalties are very unpleasant. With quick profits available, though, there are always those who will try to capitalize on the situation.