Matt Seybold
Assistant Professor, Elmira College

Matt Seybold is assistant professor of American literature and Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College in New York. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics. His writing has appeared in Mark Twain Annual, T S Eliot Studies Annual, Henry James Review, and Reception.

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Former Lehman Brothers Chief Executive Richard Fuld. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Confidence tricks

The financial world is a theatrical production, abundantly lubricated by that magical elixir of illusionists: confidence

Matt Seybold