I was browsing the schedule for BookTV.org (C-Span2 on weekends) and the title of this one caught my eye:

The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry by William Black.Description: William Black discusses the collapse of companies such as Enron, Tyco and WorldCom in his latest book, “The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One.” The author details the strategies of corrupt CEOs and defines his theory of “control fraud” as the looting of a company for personal profit. This event was hosted by Borders Books and Music in Washington, DC.

It’s a great title and raises an important point about how we perceive crime. It might even lead us to ask how street crime is presented differently in the media than is white collar crime. I haven’t read this book, so don’t know how good it is, but if nothing else, the title makes it sound intriguing.

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