Madoff Case: (Dis)Trust and Investments


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the Madoff Ponzi scheme. They will think about what Bernie Madoff did and how very experienced investors were tricked by him. Then we will return to the rational decision-making process and the four variables used to make investments to consider how investors can protect themselves against risk.

NBEA Standard(s):
  • Personal Finance, IV. Saving and Investing
  • Personal Finance, VIII. Protecting Against Risk

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