Bernie Madoff will live in infamy. He will also live the rest of his life in jail. In fact, yesterday, he recieved a 150 year sentence for the massive fraud he committed called a Ponzi Scheme. The victims of his fraud, of course, were rather unsatisfied (and to be fair, they lost tons and tons of money). But Madoff really does represent the American Dream: Making money as easily as possible. With little or no work. And what easier way to make money than to steal it?
The point is, we need to come at money from a different angle. In that, we need to take the value away from money, and put it on something like work. We need to stop looking for get rich schemes (no matter who gets hurt along the way) and start looking for ways to not only improve ourselves, but our communities as well.