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Class ClownsHow the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education$
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Jonathan A. Knee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231179287

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.001.0001

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Michael Milken

Michael Milken

Master of the Knowledge Universe

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(p.130) Chapter Four Michael Milken
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Class Clowns
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Jonathan A. Knee

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.003.0005

Junk bond king Michael Milken’s fraud conviction inevitably made him a controversial figure, but none question his financial brilliance. Milken has focused largely on philanthropic efforts since his release from prison, but became convinced that the education sector presented a unique opportunity to apply his economic acumen in a way that would allow him to do well by doing good. Instead, twenty years later Knowledge Universe stands a monument to the hubris inherent in the belief that raw intelligence and enthusiasm for an idea are alone adequate to yield either commercial success or desirable learning outcomes.

Keywords:   Michael Milken, Knowledge Universe, Education, Investing

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