Risk and Ruin

With Risk and Ruin, Gavin Benke places Enron's fall within the larger history of late twentieh-century American capitalism. In many ways, Benke argues, Enron was emblematic of the transitions that characterized the era.

Risk and Ruin
Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism

Gavin Benke

2018 | 272 pages | Cloth $34.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Scandal or System?
Chapter 1. Enron Emerges
Chapter 2. Making Sense of the World After the Cold War
Chapter 3. From Natural Gas to Knowledge
Chapter 4. Selling Instability
Chapter 5. A Very Bad Year
Chapter 6. Making Enron Meaningful
Conclusion. Learning from Enron