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Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal That Undid Him, and All the Justice That Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein by James Patterson, John Connolly, Tim Malloy

Bernie Madoff, corporate raider, Donald Trump, East Village, Elon Musk, Isaac Newton, Jeffrey Epstein, Julian Assange, Murray Gell-Mann, Ponzi scheme, Stephen Hawking, WikiLeaks

For the moment, Epstein was free—free to turn his attention, again, to intellectual pursuits. He launched a website,, that featured blog posts such as “Conversations with Jeffrey Epstein,” “The Value of Quantum Computation to Jeffrey Epstein,” “Why Evolutionary Biology Intrigues Jeffrey Epstein,” and “An Understanding of Theoretical Physics from Jeffrey Epstein.” The latter post began: “This is where Jeffrey Epstein takes you to the very cutting edge of the frontiers of knowledge to explore and discuss our basic understanding of the subtle, simple, and hidden [qualities] that lie beneath…our universe.”

So I am completely aware that never—until the lies were put in a legal pleading at the end of December 2014, it was never alleged that I had any sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. I know that it was alleged that I was a witness to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged abuse, and that was false. I was never a witness to any of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse. And I wrote that to you, something that you have falsely denied. And I stand on the record. The record is clear that I have categorically denied I was ever a witness to any abuse, that I ever saw Jeffrey Epstein abusing anybody. And—and the very idea that I would stand and talk to Jeffrey Epstein while he was receiving oral sex from Virginia Roberts, which she swore to under oath, is so outrageous, so preposterous, that even David Boies [a prominent lawyer associated with the firm representing Virginia Roberts] said he couldn’t believe it was true. 12:24 p.m.

Epstein’s Palm Beach property, 358 El Brillo Way (© Chris Bott / Splash News / Corbis) One of the photographs captured on video during the Palm Beach Police Department search warrant walk-through of Epstein’s El Brillo Way residence (Palm Beach Police Department) Jeffrey Epstein’s 1969 high school yearbook photo (Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, New York, 1969) Jeffrey Epstein, Coney Island, circa 1969 (Anonymous) Leslie Wexner, photographed at his home in New York City, 1989 (© Lynn Goldsmith) (L to R) Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Tony Randall, who presided over a November 1991 YIVO Institute event at the Plaza Hotel to honor the late Robert Maxwell (Marina Garnier) (L to R) Deborah Blohm, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Gwendolyn Beck attend a reception at Mar-a-Lago, 1995.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior

"side hustle", 4chan, Berlin Wall, Bernie Sanders, borderless world, Chelsea Manning, Columbine, corporate raider, desegregation, don't be evil, Donald Trump, drone strike, Edward Snowden, Ferguson, Missouri, Francis Fukuyama: the end of history, hiring and firing, illegal immigration, income inequality, Jaron Lanier, Jeff Bezos, Jeffrey Epstein, Julian Assange, Mohammed Bouazizi, Naomi Klein, Nelson Mandela, new economy, payday loans, plutocrats, Plutocrats, QAnon, Robert Hanssen: Double agent, Ronald Reagan, Silicon Valley, Skype, Thomas L Friedman, trickle-down economics, unpaid internship, white flight, WikiLeaks, Y2K, zero-sum game

Wayne Barrett, Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth (New York: Regan Arts, 2016), 125.   5.   Landon Thomas, “Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery,” New York, October 28, 2002,   6.   Shane Croucher, “Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Finds Hyoid Neck Bone Break, Expert Says It Raises Questions About Strangulation: Report,” Newsweek, August 15, 2019,   7.   Katie Benner and Danielle Ivory, “Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records,” New York Times, August 13, 2019,   8.   

Brown and David Smiley, “New Victims Come Forward As Epstein Asks to Be Released from Jail to His Manhattan Mansion,” Miami Herald, July 11, 2019, 17.   Paul Lewis and Jon Swaine, “Jeffrey Epstein: Inside the Decade of Scandal Entangling Prince Andrew,” The Guardian, January 10, 2015, 18.   Stephen Rex Brown, “Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues Alan Dershowitz as New Sex Trafficking Victim Reveals Herself,” Boston Herald, April 17, 2019, 19.   Bridget Read, “Epstein Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Insists He Has a ‘Perfect, Perfect’ Sex Life,” New York, July 19, 2019,; John Amato, “Dershowitz: ‘I Kept My Underwear On’ During Massage at Epstein’s Mansion,” Crooks and Liars (blog), July 10, 2019, 20.   

Thomas and Dillon, Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy, 174. 39.   “Jeffrey Epstein v. Bradley Edwards et al.,” percent20//. 40.   Ben Schreckinger and Daniel Lippmann, “Meet the Woman Who Ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons,” Politico Magazine, July 21, 2019, 41.   Rosie Perper, “The Mysterious Foreign Passport Found in Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion Was Used to Enter at Least 4 Countries in the 1980s, Prosecutors Say,” Business Insider, July 18, 2019, 42.   

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Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich

Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, anti-globalists, Asian financial crisis, banking crisis, Berlin Wall, buy low sell high, collateralized debt obligation, commoditize, corporate governance, Credit Default Swap, credit default swaps / collateralized debt obligations, Donald Trump, East Village, estate planning, Fall of the Berlin Wall, financial innovation, forensic accounting, high net worth, housing crisis, interest rate derivative, interest rate swap, Jeffrey Epstein, London Interbank Offered Rate, Lyft, Mikhail Gorbachev, NetJets, obamacare, offshore financial centre, post-materialism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Renaissance Technologies, risk tolerance, Robert Mercer, rolodex, sovereign wealth fund, too big to fail, transcontinental railway, yield curve

Over the years, McFadden had received a number of internal awards from the bank for her strong performance. But by 2015, she had begun making waves, standing up for what she thought was morally and ethically right. First, she protested that the private bank had created dozens of accounts for and was lending money to Jeffrey Epstein, a politically connected financier who had repeatedly been accused of sexually abusing girls and young women. (Epstein for many years had run his companies out of Henry Villard’s old Madison Avenue mansion.) A few years after being convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor, Epstein had been cut off from his previous bank, JPMorgan, at which point he decamped to Deutsche, as willing as ever to ignore clients’ ugly backgrounds.

., but It’s Not Mutual,” New York Times, May 24, 2016; transcript of Susanne Craig interview with Donald Trump. “These are guys that shift paper around”: James B. Stewart, “A Tax Loophole for the Rich That Just Won’t Die,” New York Times, November 9, 2017. Epstein at Deutsche: David Enrich and Jo Becker, “Jeffrey Epstein Moved Money Overseas in Transactions His Bank Flagged to U.S.,” New York Times, July 23, 2019. Tammy McFadden: David Enrich, “Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts,” New York Times, May 19, 2019. 33. Do Not Utter the Word “Trump” Interviews with Deutsche executives, board members, and consultants.

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Buffett by Roger Lowenstein

asset allocation, Bretton Woods, buy and hold, cashless society, collective bargaining, computerized trading, corporate raider, credit crunch, cuban missile crisis, Eugene Fama: efficient market hypothesis, index card, index fund, interest rate derivative, invisible hand, Jeffrey Epstein, John Meriwether, Long Term Capital Management, moral hazard, Paul Samuelson, random walk, risk tolerance, Robert Shiller, Robert Shiller, Ronald Reagan, selection bias, The Predators' Ball, traveling salesman, Works Progress Administration, Yogi Berra, young professional, zero-coupon bond

Simmons, like some of the others, made a pilgrimage to Omaha, a trip that invariably included a steak dinner, a leisurely tour of Buffett’s childhood haunts, and an earful of his wisdom. Buffett didn’t say much during the Post’s board meetings. But occasionally a comment would spark him. At one meeting, Jeffrey Epstein, a young M.B.A. who was scouting for new fields of investment, gave an overview of what consumers were spending in each part of the media and entertainment industry. His figure for home entertainment was $5 billion. Buffett’s bushy eyebrows went up about three feet. “That $5 billion is a pretty interesting number,” he noted.

Tom Murphy [interview and 1988 management conference]. 7. Dan Burke; Tom Murphy. Dialogue is largely from Buffett, in Goldenson, Beating the Odds, 464–65, supplemented by Auletta, Three Blind Mice, 41–42. 8. Goldenson, Beating the Odds, 465. 9. Ibid. 10. Dan Burke; Tom Murphy. 11. Reconstruction from Dan Burke, Jeffrey Epstein, Ev Erlick, Michael Mallardi, Tom Murphy, Frederick Pierce, and Bruce Wasserstein. 12. Anthony Bianco, “Why Warren Buffett Is Breaking His Own Rules,” Business Week, April 15, 1985. 13. John Greenwald, “High Times for T. Boone Pickens,” Time, March 14, 1985. 14. John C. Coffee, Jr., Louis Lowenstein, and Susan Rose-Ackerman, eds., Knights, Raiders, and Targets: The Impact of the Hostile Takeover (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 22–23. 15.

The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz

affirmative action, Boycotts of Israel, British Empire, different worldview, facts on the ground, Jeffrey Epstein, Nelson Mandela, one-state solution, RAND corporation, Silicon Valley, the scientific method, Thomas L Friedman, trade route, Yom Kippur War

In writing this book, I have benefited greatly from the research assistance of Owen Alterman, Mara Zusman, Eric Citron, Holly Beth Billington, Natalie Hershlag, and Ayelet Weiss. My assistant, Jane Wagner; my agent, Helen Rees; my editor, Hana Lane; and my temporary assistant, Robin Yeo, have provided invaluable assistance. For perceptive comments on the manuscript, I thank my friends Bernard Beck, Jeffrey Epstein, Steve Kosslyn, Alan Rothfeld, and Michael and Jackie Halbreich. My wife, Carolyn, and my daughter, Ella, inspired me, debated with me, and encouraged me. My sons, Elon and Jamin, my nephew Adam, my nieces Rana and Hannah, my brother Nathan, and my sister-in-law Marilyn all made useful suggestions, which I much appreciate.

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, barriers to entry, Bernie Sanders, centre right, disintermediation, Donald Trump, drone strike, Edward Snowden, Elon Musk, forensic accounting, illegal immigration, impulse control, Jeff Bezos, Jeffrey Epstein, obamacare, Peter Thiel, Renaissance Technologies, ride hailing / ride sharing, Robert Mercer, Ronald Reagan, Saturday Night Live, self-driving car, Silicon Valley, single-payer health, Travis Kalanick, WikiLeaks, zero-sum game

One of Trump’s early ideas was to recruit his friend Tom Barrack—part of his kitchen cabinet of real estate tycoons including Steven Roth and Richard Lefrak—and make him chief of staff. Barrack, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants, is a starstruck real estate investor of legendary acumen who owns Michael Jackson’s former oddball paradise, Neverland Ranch. With Jeffrey Epstein—the New York financier who would become a tabloid regular after a guilty plea to one count of soliciting prostitution that sent him to jail in 2008 in Palm Beach for thirteen months—Trump and Barrack were a 1980s and ’90s set of nightlife Musketeers. The founder and CEO of the private equity firm Colony Capital, Barrack became a billionaire making investments in distress debt investments in real estate around the world, including helping to bail out his friend Donald Trump.

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Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff

Bernie Madoff, Boris Johnson, conceptual framework, cuban missile crisis, currency manipulation / currency intervention, Deng Xiaoping, Donald Trump, forensic accounting, gig economy, high net worth, hiring and firing, illegal immigration, immigration reform, impulse control, Jeffrey Epstein, Julian Assange, oil shale / tar sands, Potemkin village, Saturday Night Live, sovereign wealth fund, Steve Jobs, WikiLeaks

In the high irony department, Jared Kushner, when he was in law school, and before he met Ivanka, identified, in a paper he wrote, possible claims of fraud against the Trump Organization in a particular real estate deal he was studying—a subject now of quite some amusement among his acquaintances at the time. Practically speaking, Trump hid in plain sight, as the prosecutors appeared to be finding. In November 2004, for instance, Jeffrey Epstein, the financier later caught in a scandal involving underage prostitutes, agreed to purchase from bankruptcy a house in Palm Beach, Florida, for $36 million, a property that had been on the market for two years. Epstein and Trump had been close friends—playboys in arms, as it were—for more than a decade, with Trump often seeking Epstein’s help with his chaotic financial affairs.

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Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal by Melissa Korn, Jennifer Levitz

"side hustle", affirmative action, barriers to entry, blockchain, call centre, Donald Trump, Gordon Gekko, helicopter parent, high net worth, Jeffrey Epstein, Maui Hawaii, medical residency, Menlo Park, performance metric, rolodex, Ronald Reagan, Sand Hill Road, Saturday Night Live, side project, Silicon Valley, Snapchat, stealth mode startup, Steve Jobs, telemarketer, Thorstein Veblen, unpaid internship, upwardly mobile, yield management, young professional, zero-sum game

Zangrillo had hired one of the most well-respected trial lawyers in Boston. Weinberg had done solely defense since graduating from Harvard Law almost fifty years earlier. Known as fiercely intelligent, he tackled tough white-collar and criminal cases, from political corruption to murder. He’d represented Jeffrey Epstein until the disgraced financier took his own life a few weeks before this hearing. “He made a donation to the school,” Weinberg argued. “That’s not a crime.” Weinberg had already successfully roughed up USC by publicly releasing the collection of internal USC admissions records—including the embarrassing “VIP” list—obtained in discovery.

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If Then: How Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, anti-communist, Buckminster Fuller, computer age, coronavirus, cuban missile crisis, desegregation, don't be evil, Donald Trump, Elon Musk, game design, George Gilder, Grace Hopper, Hacker Ethic, Howard Zinn, index card, information retrieval, Jaron Lanier, Jeff Bezos, Jeffrey Epstein, job automation, land reform, linear programming, Mahatma Gandhi, Marc Andreessen, Mark Zuckerberg, mass incarceration, Maui Hawaii, Menlo Park, New Journalism, New Urbanism, Norbert Wiener, Norman Mailer, packet switching, Peter Thiel, profit motive, RAND corporation, Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks, self-driving car, Silicon Valley, smart cities, South China Sea, Stewart Brand, technoutopianism, Telecommunications Act of 1996, urban renewal, War on Poverty, white flight, Whole Earth Catalog

In Silicon Valley, nearly all of the leaders of companies selling snake oil were men, the great-grandsons of the scientists of Simulmatics, but they believed themselves to be orphans, parentless, fatherless, sui generis self-made geniuses.11 They made no room in their world for women, or family, or knowledge other than the calculations of computers. Places like MIT’s corporate-funded Media Lab cultivated a “hacker ethic,” which meant, in many quarters, no ethics at all. In 2016, the director of the Media Lab accepted $1.7 million from convicted felon Jeffrey Epstein, after he’d registered as a sex offender and pleaded guilty to procuring an underage girl for sex (Epstein helped the lab pull in another $7.5 million from other donors), and announced a “Disobedience Award” to celebrate “responsible, ethical disobedience,” making of heedless audacity a fetish.12 MIT’s Media Lab served as a convenient scapegoat, a distraction from a broader ethical aimlessness not only in Silicon Valley but on college campuses.