dot con:  in the last days of the internet bubble did wall street betray the public's trust?FRONTLINE
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what were they thinking?

inside the dotcom IPO game ... with silicon valley venture capitalists, a veteran investment banker, a top fund manager, and a leading business journalist.
crying foul

broken rules or business as usual? experts' views on the ongoing ipo investigations and the controversy over analysts and the media.
beyond the bubble

james fallows, thomas frank, steven johnson, michael mandel, and robert shiller on what we've learned about the internet and the "new economy."
historical perspectives

What's in a bubble? Perspectives on "irrational exuberance," from tulipmania to dotcom mania.
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Dot Con

For a few heady years, it seemed that just about anyone -- from institutional investors to the average person following CNBC -- could make quick and easy money by putting their cash into the dreams of the Internet. What spurred the incredible dot-com bull run on Wall Street? Was the public blinded by dreams of small fortunes and easy living or did the nation's investment banks manipulate the IPO market and exploit public trust? In "Dot Con," FRONTLINE investigates the financial forces behind the unprecedented rise and seemingly overnight fall of the Internet economy.

published jan. 2002

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