Bill Bonner (in 2008)

America’s SEC had 3,371 employees playing the piano in 2006. If you can believe it, not a single one of them noticed what was going on in the back room. Even after rummaging through Bernard Madoff’s back office twice in the last three years, they still didn’t know. They must have been like pets watching an orgy…with no idea what to make of it, but wagging their tails and vaguely wanting to get in on the action.